The Lighthouse is a 2019 psychological horror film directed by Robert Eggers.
The starring cast includes Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Logan Hawkes, Valeriia Karaman, 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 serves a contract job as a wickie for a month on an isolated island off the coast of New England, under the supervision of an irritable elderly man named Thomas Wake (Willem Dafoe). In his quarters, Winslow discovers a small scrimshaw of a mermaid and keeps it in his jacket. Wake immediately proves to be very demanding, assigning Winslow increasingly taxing jobs such as emptying their chamber pots, painting the lighthouse, and carrying heavy kerosene containers up the stairs, all the while forbidding him access to the lantern room; Winslow observes that every evening, Wake secretly ascends the lighthouse and disrobes before the light. During his stay on the island, Winslow begins to hallucinate sea monsters and logs floating in the sea, and masturbates to the mermaid on the scrimshaw. He also continues to observe Wake's strange ritual and is bothered by a one-eyed gull that Wake tells him not to kill, as he is superstitious that gulls are reincarnated sailors. One evening while dining, Wake reveals to Winslow that his previous wickie died after losing his sanity, while Winslow reveals that he is a former timberman from Canada seeking a new trade.
The day before his scheduled departure, Winslow discovers a dead gull inside the cistern, bloodying its water. Winslow is again attacked by the one-eyed gull and he brutally kills it in anger. The wind drastically changes direction and a violent storm hits the island. Winslow and Wake spend the night getting drunk, and the storm rages through the next morning, preventing the relief ferry from arriving. As Winslow empties the chamber pots, he notices a body washed up on the shore and discovers that it is a mermaid, which awakens and howls at him. He flees back to the cottage, where Wake informs him that the storm has spoiled their rations, and that new ones will not arrive for weeks. The pair unearth a crate at the lighthouse's base that supposedly contains reserve rations, but they only find more alcohol. In the following days, while the storm shows no sign of calming, Winslow and Wake continue to drink, alternating between moments of intimacy and hostility. One night, Winslow tries unsuccessfully to steal the lantern room keys from Wake as he sleeps. He later hallucinates a lobster trap containing the one-eyed head of Wake's previous wickie. Winslow confesses to Wake that his real name is Thomas Howard and that he assumed the identity of Ephraim Winslow, his foreman who died in an accident Howard purposefully neglected to stop. Wake chases Howard down, accusing him of "spilling his beans" and destroys their only dory with an axe; once incapacitated, however, Wake claims that it was Howard who chased him and destroyed the dory.
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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, NOS Audiovisuais and Universal Pictures Spain.
The duration of the film is 109 minutes. With a budget of $4 million, the film grossed over $18.2 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. IMDB rating is 7.5/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 90/100.
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