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Hull Independent Cinema: THE LIGHTHOUSE
03/03/2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:35 pm£5 – £7
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Robert Eggers | 2019 | Canada / USA | Cert 15 | 109 min | English language
In the late 1800s, two lighthouse keepers 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.
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).
The venue is open all day, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack?
The programme run time includes an allowance for introductions. While we will endeavour to accommodate latecomers, this may not always be possible. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse entry, without a refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised start time.
Tickets terms and conditions
If any tickets remain unsold they can be purchased on the door on the night of the screening, but we strongly advise buying in advance. Advance tickets must be purchased; we cannot reserve tickets. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
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