Lost in Space

Lost in Space


Sun 5 - Sun 26 May

When sci-fi is at its best it’s capable of bending space and time, and maybe even our consciousness. Claire Denis’ recent foray into the genre, High Life (opening Fri 10 May), is every bit as unsettling as you’d imagine: taking humanity and hurtling it into the darkest recesses of the universe.

Though the notion of space travel holds the promise of discovery and hope, it is also a form of incarceration - as both a physical space and as a temporal experience. Contemplating the effects on both the human body and that far more fragile thing, the human mind. In May we are revisiting some of sci-fi’s most potent examples of the genre’s preoccupation with exploring the effects of human isolation and the often terrifying ethical minefields these intergalactic voyages find themselves having to navigate.

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Enjoy a whole month of hand-picked films on MUBI, plus four free cinema tickets with MUBI GO.

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Upcoming screenings in this season

Alien  15   Lost in Space

Sun 26 May 12:00
Psychological horror met an ice-cold sci-fi universe in Ridley Scott's visually unique and (still) incredibly scary masterpiece, its pervading, gloomy atmosphere and sense of lonely terror ensuring its cementing as a touchstone in the annals of sci-fi horror.

Previous screenings in this season

Under the Skin  15   Lost in Space

Under the Skin
Please note: This was screened in May 2019
The alien walks among us in Jonathan Glazer’s radical blurring of fantasy and reality, surrealism and realism, starring Scarlett Johansson as a mysterious being luring men to their fatal end.

Solaris  12A  S Lost in Space

Please note: This was screened in May 2019
With his adaptation of the novel by Stanislaw Lem, Andrei Tarkovsky brought a new compassion and artistic sensitivity to the sci-fi genre, challenging our conceptions about love, truth, and humanity itself.

2001: A Space Odyssey   U   Lost in Space

2001: A Space Odyssey 
Please note: This was screened in May 2019
A symphony of big ideas and challenging questions about the evolution of humanity and technology, over 50 years on Stanley Kubrick’s masterful meditation on mankind's future place in the universe continues to linger on in the mind like a riddle.