• Laxe uses weather and color as to suggest a transformation just before complete bitterness, and he expresses, amongst all, a question that goes beyond gilt and resides in the misteries of identity”
    – Alonso Díaz de la Vega: El Universal

    “Few recent movies have such an amazing begining (…) It is Oliver Laxe’s talent (…) a contemplative cinema, but never redundant. Precise in every sequence, with no self-complacent intentions.”
    – Javier Ocaña: Diario El País

    «Analiza tanto la naturaleza como la naturaleza humana con la misma fascinación (…) Laxe realiza un estudio de un ecosistema que mantiene un equilibrio frágil y lánguido hasta que interviene un imprudente impulso humano.»

    “Oliver Laxe’s third feature studies nature and human nature with equal fascination (…) it’s an aptly democratic study of an ecosystem that exists in languid, fragile balance until reckless human impulse intervenes.”
    – Guy Lodge: Variety

  • “As with so many of Denis’ films, the point is to contrive an overwhelmingly powerful mood and moment, an almost physiological sensation, this one incubated in the vast, cold reaches of space.”
    –Peter Bradshaw: The Guardian

    “The vastness of space is such a natural fit for the free-floating narratives of Claire Denis, it’s a wonder she hasn’t embraced sci-fi before now.”
    –Peter Howell: Toronto Star

    “To the french director, Claire Denis, is never enough to just thread the narrative lines that push us to contemplations (…) but also she transgredes and reformulates the principles and believes in which her dignity is posed.”
    –Jesús Chavarría: La Razón

    “Any chance at trying to define High Life is futile: there is no science fiction film this critic remembers that shows and is so midnful of bodly fluids –semen, blood, and tears– as well as a newborn’s cry, as if the universe’s enigmas–In this black hole–were, actually, the enigmas of the body.”
    –Sergi Sánchez: Fotogramas