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The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse
Director: Robert Eggers

USA, Canada, 2019, drama, horror, fantasy, 110 min., English with lithuanian subtitles, N-13

The Lighthouse is a black-and-white horror film. It stars Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson. The film chronicles the story of two lighthouse keepers as they are faced with solitude, but start to lose their sanity and become threatened by their worst nightmares.

Waves crash, birds scream, and rain pounds. “The Lighthouse” wants to drive you a little mad. It’s not just a film about two people on the edge of sanity, it uses sound design and filmmaking tools to push you there too. It has the feel of watching someone else’s nightmare, and it’s not one that’s going to end well. It is an impressive accomplishment thanks to Eggers’ fearlessness and a pair of completely committed performances.

Awards

Cannes Film Festival 2019 FIPRESCI Prize

About the director

Robert Eggers (1983) is an American film director, screenwriter and production designer, best known for his horror films The Witch (2015). Eggers began his career as a designer and director of theatre productions in New York before transitioning to working in film.