Claire DENIS High Life



The Spaceship "7" is travelling through deep space far beyond the solar system. The nine crew members were all convicted of serious crimes and sentenced to death or life imprisonment. For their participation in an experiment conducted by Dr. Dibs, a mysterious scientist also on board, they have had their sentences commuted, but there is no guarantee they can return to Earth. With this premise we would ordinarily never imagine, combining felons and spacecraft, the film delves into the roots of various emotions such as jealousy, anger, and desire, and the characters reproduce and produce offspring without leaving the ultimate "locked room," leading us to question what defines a family. The contemporary artist Olafur Eliasson participated as an art director. This is Denis's first science fiction film and her first in English.

Claire DENIS

  • Born 1946 in Paris, France
  • Based in Paris, France

Movie director and screenwriter Claire Denis lived in various parts of Africa until the age of 12, and returned to France when she was 14. After studying at film school in Paris, she was an assistant director for eminent directors Robert Enrico, Wim Wenders, Costa-Gavras and Jacques Rivette. Chocolat (1989), her first film as director and screenwriter, was selected for the Cannes Film Festival and nominated for the César Award. The semi-autobiographical depiction of racial tensions in the French colony of Cameroon in the late 1950s before African independence was widely acclaimed by critics. Since then, she has prolifically directed films in a wide variety of genres, from horror to romance.

Selected Works & Awards

2007 Let the Sunshine In
2001 Trouble Every Day
1996 Nénette and Boni
1994 I Can't Sleep
1988 Chocolate


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