The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse

Two stern and taciturn men, take on tending a remote lighthouse. Tom, a veteran seaman of dark secrets, is in charge of the light, a duty that defines the chain of command. Ephraim assumes the most demeaning jobs and quickly grows resentful at Tom’s sarcasm and mood swings. Eventually, disorientation, paranoia and drunkenness take the upper hand, as the lonely duo veers between enmity and comradeship. A fiercely monochromatic dance of delusions and palpable fear, in a dazzling horror film, made up by ostensible normality: sometimes, a beam of light that rips darkness is far more blood-curling than blackness itself.

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Direction: Robert Eggers
Script: Robert Eggers, Max Eggers
Cinematography: Jarin Blaschke
Editing: Louise Ford
Sound: Damian Volpe
Music: Mark Korven
Actors: Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe, Valeriia Karaman
Production: A24, New Regency, RT Features
Producers: Rodrigo Teixeira, Jay Van Hoy, Robert Eggers, Lourenço Sant’ Anna, Youree Henley
Co-producers: Michael Volpe, Jeffrey Penman
Costumes: Linda Muir
Sets: Craig Lathrop
Format: DCP
Color: B&W
Production Country: USA
Production Year: 2019
Duration: 109΄
Distribution in Greece: Tulip Entertainment
Contact: Focus Feautures
Awards/Distinctions: FIPRESCI Prize – Cannes FF 2019, Jury Prize – Deauville FF 2019

Robert Eggers

Robert Eggers got his professional career started through directing and set design for the theatre scene in New York City, before eventually transitioning to film. The Witch, his feature film debut as a film director, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim and went on to become a major box office hit. Eggers’ sophomore feature The Lighthouse was screened at the Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight section, also receiving enthusiastic comments.


2008 The Tell-Tale Heart (short)
2015 The Witch: A New-England Folktale | The Witch
2019 The Lighthouse