Tuesday 3 March, 7:30pm, Vue Cinema Hull
Robert Eggers | 2019 | Canada / USA | Cert 15 | 109 min | English language
Tickets can be purchased in advance exclusively via HULL BOX OFFICE
Vue Cinema is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack? Doors to the screening room usually open around twenty minutes before the performance starts.
7:30pm: Programme starts
9:30pm: Programme ends
The programme runtime includes an allowance for introductions and trailers. This may vary and in some cases, the film will begin immediately after a short introduction.
In the late 1800s, a retired woodsman is sent to work on an island lighthouse for four weeks. There he encounters the lighthouse keeper, a strange and superstitious fellow, obsessed with the light. As the weeks pass the men find their sanity challenged by storms, strange visions of mermaids, vengeful seagulls, and too much alcohol. As the storms get worse and the ferry due to relieve them fails to appear, the men’s grip on reality steadily unravels.
A gripping story brilliantly filmed and led by two powerhouse performances, THE LIGHTHOUSE further establishes Robert Eggers as a filmmaker of exceptional talent.
Starring Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Valeriia Karaman
Awards and reviews
Winner, FIPRESCI Prize – Cannes Film Festival
Winner, Jury Prize – Deauville Film Festival
Nominated for 5 Film Independent Spirit Awards
“Very few films can make you scared and excited at the same time. Just like the lighthouse beam, this is dazzling and dangerous.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
“A triumph of mood and vision, like the love child of Andrei Tarkovsky and David Lynch that knows that its actors are just a small piece of the overall composition.” – Lindsay Bahr, Associated Press
THE LIGHTHOUSE is rated 15. Visit the BBFC website for full details (may include plot spoilers).