The Lighthouse is a 2019 psychological horror film directed by Robert Eggers.
Starring Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Valeriia Karaman, Logan Hawkes, Kyla Nicolle, Shaun Clarke, Pierre Richard, Preston Hudson and Jeffrey Cruts.
A24 on Monday, September 09, 2019 released the trailer:
The Lighthouse | Official Trailer 2 HD | A24.
In the late 19th century, Ephraim Winslow (Logan Hawkes) serves a contract job as a wickie for four weeks on an isolated island off the coast of New England, under the supervision of an irritable elderly man named Thomas Wake (Willem Dafoe). On the first day, Winslow notices a hole in his cot, finding a small scrimshaw of a mermaid within it and stuffing it in his jacket. Winslow observes Wake going up to the lighthouse's lantern room at night and stripping naked. Winslow begins experiencing visions and dreams of giant tentacles in the lighthouse, logs floating in the water and distant images of a mermaid.
Over the course of his stay, Wake demands Winslow take the more taxing jobs - refueling the light, carrying heavy kerosene containers, and disposing of the two men's chamber pots, all the while refusing to let him enter the lantern room. As the weeks progress, Winslow repeatedly encounters an aggressive one-eyed gull. Wake warns Winslow that it is bad luck to kill a gull, as he is superstitious that they are reincarnated sailors. The weeks continue, and Winslow masturbates to the scrimshaw and continues to see Wake naked. One night at dinner, the two get to know each other and discuss Wake's previous wickie, whom Wake says died shortly after losing his sanity. Winslow reveals that he used to work in Canada as a timberman, but decided to change professions.
The day before Winslow is slated to leave, he notices the water pump is releasing bloody water and investigates. He checks the cistern to see a dying gull floating inside. The one-eyed seagull flies down and attacks Winslow, who grabs it and beats it to death. Soon after, the winds change direction and a storm hits the island that night. The next morning, the relief ferry does not arrive and Winslow sees a body washed up on the shore. He approaches it and realizes that it is a mermaid, which awakens and howls at him. He runs back into the cottage, where Wake informs him that their rations were spoiled by the storm. Winslow inquires about the ferry, but Wake insists that weeks, in fact, have passed since it was due to arrive. They dig up a crate supposed to contain extra rations but find only more alcohol.
Here is the full cast and characters of The Lighthouse.
The film The Lighthouse was scheduled to be released on May 19, 2019 (Cannes), on October 5, 2019 (BFI London Film Festival), on October 18, 2019 (United States), on November 28, 2019 (Germany), on December 18, 2019 (France) and on January 31, 2020 (United Kingdom) by A24 (United States), VVS Films (Canada), Focus Features/Universal Pictures (International), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Creative Programs, Cine Canibal, Tulip Entertainment, United International Pictures (UIP), Vitrine Filmes and NOS Audiovisuais.
The duration of the film is 109 minutes. With a budget of $4 million, the film grossed over $18.6 million.
The film The Lighthouse is rated with "R" rating.
The Lighthouse filming. Principal photography began on April 9, 2018, and lasted a total of 34 days.
The Lighthouse got high rating from critics.
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Official website: a24films.com/films/the-lighthouse
IMDB: The Lighthouse
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