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Reproductive Futures: screening of High Life (2018- Rated 18)

6:00pm-9:00pm on Friday 15 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 26th March. For events on or after 27th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

Gonville and Caius College , Bateman Auditorium, Trinity Street, CB2 1TA

This screening is part of a series of Cambridge Festival events on “Reproductive Futures”. Please join us for the other events: a screening of THE POD GENERATION (2023) on 22 March and an exhibition and panel discussion about embryo models on 17 March.

Deep space. Monte (Robert Pattinson) and his infant daughter Willow live together aboard a spacecraft, in complete isolation. A man whose strict self-discipline is a shield against desire, Monte fathered her against his will. His sperm was used to inseminate the young woman who gave birth to her. They were members of a crew of prisoners – death row inmates. Guinea pigs sent on a mission. Now only Monte and Willow remain. Through his daughter, he experiences the birth of an all-powerful love. Together, father and daughter approach their destination – the black hole in which time and space cease to exist.

Starring Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche and Mia Goth, HIGH LIFE (Claire Denis, 2018, rated 18) raises unsettling questions about reproductive autonomy, technological interventions, isolation and extinction. This beautiful and sombre film blends postlapsarian religious parable with speculation fiction space noir.

The screening will be introduced by Dr Julia Empey (Faculty of English, University of Cambridge).

This screening has been organised by Cambridge Reproduction in partnership with the Centre for Trophoblast Research. More information:

Booking/Registration is: REQUIRED

Additional Information

Age: Adults
Format: Talk, Film
Timing: In person
Cost: Free
Event Capacity: 90
Theme: Environment, Health, Society
Accessibility: Partial access - please contact us for details

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