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The Lighthouse (2019)

US/Canada 110m, B&W
Director: Robert Eggers; Cast: Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson

A visually-striking psychological horror film set in the late 19th century, this is a story of two men tending an isolated lighthouse on a barren rain soaked rock. The elder, Thomas Wake, is an old superstitious seaman who incessantly belittles his younger partner, Ephraim Winslow. Begging to tend the light, Winslow is relegated to the most menial of tasks by Wake. Fuelled by isolation, alcohol and the call of a mermaid, their contempt for one another spirals out of control, leading us to follow Winslow into madness and the “beauty” of the light (Klaus Ming January 2020).

3 comments on “The Lighthouse (2019)

  1. Klaus

    I can’t say that I was enjoying this movie as I was watching it, but now, a couple of days later – I can’t seem to stop thinking about it. I expect that I will revisit sooner than later.

  2. Eric Binford

    Loved the movie! The b/w cinematography was stupendous!

    • Klaus

      Indeed it was, and this movie has really grown on me.

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