Arthouse cinema and science fiction can go hand in hand in terms of the messages being conveyed to their audiences. Science Fiction doesn't need to be big galactic space battles and giant robots fighting aliens, even though those can be pretty cool. And art house films don't have to be these kinds of pictures that you need to turn your phone off so that you can study what's in the frame of the shot and what it's trying to say about the human condition. If anything, these two genres are distant cousins.