The Lighthouse

2019| 15| 109 mins| / / /

Dir: Robert Eggers
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe

 

Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind The VVitch, returns with this hypnotic and hallucinatory tale starring Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate) and Robert Pattinson (Good Time) as two lighthouse keepers stowed away on a desolate island in Maine during the 1890s. As the grizzled, demonic lightkeeper takes on a young recruit, their job soon turns in to a hell-bent attempt to survive their stint on the hellish, windswept island they are forced to inhabit. Their turbulent relationship soon rises to a fever-pitch explosion in this surreal and nightmarish vision that instills pitch-black humour in the chaos. As their sanity begins to slip, the duo must ask whether they can hide from the mysterious phantoms that are plaguing their endless days and whether or not they will ever make it back to civilisation.

★★★★★ “FUNNY, SINISTER, HAUNTING, HISTORICALLY FASCINATING AND MYTHICAL” – New York Post

 

The screening on Sun 23 Feb at 12pm is a Relaxed screening. These are subtly adapted to create a welcoming environment for people with a range of conditions in the neuro-diverse community. All are welcome at these screenings.

The screening on Thu 27 Feb at 8.45pm is part of the Cult Film Club. These screenings are organised through the University of Northampton and brings together classic, contemporary and forgotten films back to the big screen. These screenings are open to all.

The screening on Tue 25 Feb at 6pm has descriptive English language subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing. All are welcome at these screenings.