i have such a soft spot for these types of indie comedies, and this was one of the best ones i've seen in a while. funny, unique, heartwarming, and just weird enough that it works. i love movies about older women finding themselves lol, it's not a narrative that we get to see enough.
a baby's first steps. the shaking of shoulders that come with a sob. the staggering rise and fall of your chest after a workout. running your fingers through the wind. the clenching of your jaw that comes with fear. the brush of a nose against the cheek.
high life is a film controlled by movement. the small, ordinary human actions and compulsions stand out against the extraordinary, larger than life world surrounding them. claire denis is able to…