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The Lighthouse

Directed by: Robert Eggers | 2019 | 1h 50m | Rated R

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From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece THE WITCH, comes a hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s.

Charged with tending to a lighthouse for a four-week term, the taciturn Ephraim Winslow (Robert Pattinson) spends his days toiling away with backbreaking upkeep, while during the nights it is only his elder cohort Thomas Wake (Willem Dafoe) who is allowed to keep the beacon in operation. Growing weary of menial tasks, Ephraim’s curiosity regarding Thomas’ hours alone with the big light burgeons. But is it just fatigue and envy that cause Ephraim to become increasingly paranoid about the loitering seagulls, to the point where he’s visited by strange apparitions?

Set in the 19th century and photographed by Jarin Blaschke in starkly beautiful black and white, THE LIGHTHOUSE harkens back to the literature of Melville while accruing a hallucinatory ambiance that feels entirely fresh. The film’s crude humour, hypnotic sounds, and spectral imagery lure us in, but it’s Pattinson and Dafoe holding our attention, even as the men begin to slide off the deep end with truly unhinged performances that feature Pattinson, spellbinding with his bushy beard, piercing eyes, and salty accent, and Dafoe, captivating as he goads his young mate to reveal his shadowy past. As THE LIGHTHOUSE veers into ever-darker waters, this brilliant pair enters a dangerous dance that will leave you staggering out of the cinema on sea legs.

“That’s all there is, the two men and the lighthouse — plus a matched pair of brilliant performances, torrents of astonishing language, a slow crescendo of fateful sounds and a succession of hypnotic images, in black and white on an almost square screen, that lend a rock-solid sense of reality to a growing struggle for dominance.”
– WALL STREET JOURNAL

“Eggers meticulously sets the scene, adds texture and builds tension and mystery from men locked in battle and sometimes in embrace.”
– NEW YORK TIMES

“Two primal performances from Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson carry Robert Eggers’ second film to glory. Stunningly shot in black and white in the boxy format common in the silent era, The Lighthouse seeps into your bones with a power that won’t let go.”
– ROLLING STONE

” ‘The Lighthouse’ is a triumph of mood and vision, like the love child of Andrei Tarkovsky and David Lynch that knows that its actors are just a small piece of the overall composition.”
– ASSOCIATED PRESS