Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin and Lars Eidinger join Robert Pattinson in High Life
Principal photography has begun in Cologne, Germany on French filmmaker Claire Denis’ English-language debut High Life. The film stars Robert Pattinson (The Twilight Saga, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) and Mia Goth (A Cure for Wellness, Nymphomaniac Vol. II), who are now joined by Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Ghost in the Shell), André Benjamin (Jimi: All is by my Side, American Crime), Lars Eidinger (Clouds of Sils Maria, Personal Shopper), Agata Buzek (Redemption, The Reverse), Ewan Mitchell (The Last Kingdom, The Halcyon), Jessie Ross (The Frankenstein Chronicles) and Claire Tran (Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Lucy). The film revolves around convicts who trade in their jail time by agreeing to crew a dangerous mission to a black hole.
Among the crew for High Life are visual artist Olafur Eliasson, who created the black hole design, long-time Denis collaborator Stuart Staples for score and sound design, and astrophysicist Aurélien Barrau and the European Space Agency for scientific expertise. Yorick Le Saux will DP for High Life. Andrew Lauren Productions will finance the film, with Alcatraz Films, Pandora Film Produktion, The Apocalypse Films and Mandants producing.
Denis is known for her films Chocolat, Beau Travail, White Material and 35 Shots of Run. Binoche and Tran recently collaborated with Denis on Let the Sun Shine In, which made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival in Director’s Fortnight where it won the SACD Prize. Binoche is known for her work in the film The English Patient, which won her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1997. She was nominated for Best Actress for her role in 2000’s Chocolat (not to be confused with Denis’ Chocolat in 1988).
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