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This film was last shown on 12 March 2020

"Cinema to make your head and soul ring."

★★★★★ The Telegraph

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

Facing extreme solitude and threatened with their worst nightmares, the pair start to go slowly mad together. Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe are on extraordinary career best form as the two salty sea dogs whose sanity starts to slip in this briny and barnacle encrusted gem of a film.

Shot in shimmering monochrome 35mm film, and using an intense and claustrophobic aspect ratio, The Lighthouse is an utterly brilliant, original and distinctive work in which Eggers again proves himself to be one of contemporary cinema’s most audacious and innovative filmmakers.


Robert Eggers
Canada, USA
1 hour 49 minutes
Robert Pattinson, Valeriia Karaman, Willem Dafoe (voice)


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