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.