With her unflinching, sensitive films, Claire Denis is undoubtedly one of today’s most important European film authors. Accompanied by fragments from her work, she discusses with producer and former IFFR director Simon Field her striking film career – in which she keeps finding new paths – her characteristic style and her latest feature High Life.
High LifeClaire Denis IFFR 2019 110′
A spaceship is sent to explore a black hole. Its crew consists of dangerous prisoners, including Monte (Robert Pattinson) who is caring for a child born on board. Their medical officer (Juliette Binoche) may have sinister intents. A sci-fi film like nothing else, where Claire Denis explores bodies and souls in her very personal way.
Photo in header: Claire Denis © Jan de Groen