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UK, France, Germany, Poland | 113 minutes | R | DCP | Dir. Claire Denis
Claire Denis' "High Life," about a group of prisoners being used as guinea pigs in a deep space mission, is tailor-made for viewers who like science fiction in a cryptic 1970s art-house mode, and don't care if the move is of-the-period ("The Man Who Fell to Earth", "Alien", "Silent Running") or consciously aping it ("Under the Skin", "Ex Machina", "Annihilation") as long as it delivers the goods by challenging the audience. There are no laser shootouts, lightsabers, spaceship battles, or talks of imperial succession here -- just long, often eerily quiet scenes of adults being adults, in a futuristic environment that turns every situation into a metaphor and every metaphor into a situation.
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