High Life ★★★★

Arriving veery fashionably late to this party BUT. This is way more brilliant than I thought it'd be. According to Denis this is her most heart-warming film and it's apparently, at its core, about love. That changed much of how I looked at this thing. She takes something like love, something that, to me, is codependent with time (for reasons that would require a separate essay) and places this "love" story in a setting like space where one could argue time doesn't exist for our characters. Not to mention our characters are in a position where instead of prioritizing work they prioritize love. Denis blends these ideas and uses them to ask how crucial love is to survival and gives us enough to not really have a clear answer, as we shouldn't. This is probably super obvious but I thought that was sick. It also looked great!

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