High Life

Hands

High Life

Why does 'High Life' (2018) feature so many shots of hands? Even the poster features hands, as if giving you a lens to view the film through. Is it something fetishistic, like the hand that is crawling up your thigh, or the one that grips your penis or the fingers you suck on? Or is it people reaching out, as they reach out into the ether, or people grasping at air, at their past, at any form of connection?