Robert Pattinson spoke at The Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Film Comment Free Talk for High Life at Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center yesterday (April 04, 2019) in New York City.
The film is directed by the acclaimed modern French cinema director Claire Denis.
Here is the film’s synopsis:
Monte (Robert Pattinson) and his baby daughter are the last survivors of a damned and dangerous mission to the outer reaches of the solar system. The crew death-row inmates led by a doctor (Juliette Binoche) with sinister motives has vanished. As the mystery of what happened onboard the ship is unraveled, father and daughter must rely on each other to survive as they hurtle toward the oblivion of a black hole. A staggering and primal film about love and intimacy, suffused with anguished memories of a lost Earth, High Life is a haunting, thrilling achievement from visionary director Claire Denis
Pattinson has stated previously on how making this movie was a long journey.[irp posts=952]
Praising her for risk-taking as well as her humor—the movie drew gasps for its explicit nude scenes—Pattinson said the shoot was “like going to another country.”
The collaboration came partly at the actor’s own instigation, he said. “I’d been pursuing Claire for ages,” Pattinson recalled. “We met in LA, and I just really liked her in the meeting. [But] it was just one of those really long processes—I think it was four years later or something when we did the movie, and it’s probably been an eight-year process [in all].”
Watch the trailer below: