Deaf Conversations About Cinema: High Life

Deaf Conversations About Cinema: High Life


Please note: This event took place in May 2019

Claire Denis makes her English language debut with this strange, sexual and totally surreal sorta-sci-fi starring Robert Pattinson as a criminal on a mysterious space mission.

The 18:00 screening of High Life on Mon 13 May will include Descriptive Subtitles and a short introduction which will feature simultaneous BSL (British Sign Language).

Pattinson stars as Monte, one of a motley crew of convicts (including Mia Goth and André Benjamin) sent into deepest space to investigate black holes. Their medical officer (a totally arresting Juliette Binoche), dubbed the "shaman of semen", performs sexual experiments on the crew in a bid to see if conception is possible in the outskirts of space. Suffice to say, to give away too much of what happens on their mission would be to spoil its many pleasures - just trust us and go along for the ride...

Fearless, mind-bending and daring, this is not like any other sci-fi you know - and contains some of the most unsettling scenes Denis has ever filmed. A story about being human, bodies (and their fluids - spit, semen, breast milk, blood), sex, and relationships, it demands to be seen on the big screen (and may we recommend seeing it more than once).

Following the screening please join us for a post-show discussion with other audience members. The post show discussion will take place in the Café/Bar and will feature simultaneous BSL (British Sign Language) interpretation. You’ll receive 10% off drinks with your cinema ticket – so grab a glass and let us know your thoughts about High Life.