The Lighthouse

  • Robert Eggers
  • Canada, USA
  • 2019
  • 109'

After sending shivers down the spine of thrilled critics and viewers alike with his grisly debut The Witch (Sundance – Best Directing), director Robert Eggers returns with another mesmerising horror-fantasy. Taking place in late 19th century, the story follows two lighthouse keepers (Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson) on an eerie, remote island. Under the pressure of a crammed space, jealousy and tender nerves, the relationship between the two men breaks. Paranoia sets in, evolving into a full-blown psychological war. Lending the hallucinatory effect to this nightmarish thriller is the cinematography of Jarin Blaschke (The Witch). The film won the FIPRESCI Prize in Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes.

Subtitles: HR, EN


Robert Eggers

Writer, director, production designer, and costume designer. The Witch (2015), his feature film debut, won the Directing Award in U.S. Dramatic Competition at Sundance. It garnered two Independent Spirit Awards wins, for Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay. His second film, The Lighhouse (2019), was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize at Cannes, where it premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight section.

The Lighthouse

Robert Eggers
Robert Eggers, Max Eggers
Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Valeriia Karaman
Jarin Blaschke
Louise Ford
Rodrigo Teixeira, Lourenço Sant’ Anna, Jay Van Hoy, Youree Henley, Michael Volpe, Jeffrey Penman
A24, New Regency, RT Features (BRAZIL), Parts & Labor
Festivals & Awards
Cannes Film Festival – Directors' Fortnight 2019 – FIPRESCI Prize; Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2019; Film Fest Gent 2019; Filmfest Hamburg 2019: BFI London Film Festival 2019; Vancouver Int'l Film Festival 2019

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