The Lighthouse

Close
The Lighthouse
The Lighthouse
Release date
30th Jan 2020
Director
Robert Eggers
Cast
Robert Pattinson, Willem Dafoe

The Lighthouse

TBC cinema age rating  

When two lighthouse keepers wind up stranded on their remote New England island, a terrible storm threatens to cost them their sanity. Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson and Valeriia Karaman star in this black and white psychological drama set in the late 19th century.

Read the full synopsis

Full film details

Ephraim Winslow (Robert Pattinson) is in dire need of work. Contracted to four weeks tending to the lighthouse on an isolated island just off the coast of New England, he’s met off the boat by elderly supervisor Thomas Wake (Willem Dafoe).

Struggling to settle into his bleak new surroundings, remote and what feels like a world away from civilisation, Winslow has nobody but his rugged and restless boss for company. One night, that discomfort turns to displeasure when Wake warns him of a sinister fate felt by the previous lighthouse assistant.

Spending his days trudging through the lighthouse’s laborious work, Winslow becomes fixated on a reappearing, ominous one-eyed seagull. Confused and obsessed with making sense of his new life, the young assistant suffers terrifying visions and succumbs to the desolate island’s hallucinatory horrors.

As the days turn to weeks, crashing waves and a terrible storm leave the two lighthouse keepers stranded. With the already complicated relationship between Winslow and Wake growing strained, the pair slowly slip into hysterical insanity. Fighting to survive their hostile home, they quickly lose sight of where the line falls between reality and manic delusion.

Shot in black and white, The Lighthouse is co-written and directed by Robert Eggers (The Witch). Starring Willem Dafoe (Motherless Brooklyn, Murder on the Orient Express, The Grand Budapest Hotel), Robert Pattinson (High Life, Damsel, The Twilight Saga) and newcomer Valeriia Karaman, this dramatic, psychological horror premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.

Read less

Choose your Vue

Off-peak is weekdays before , excl. public holidays Off-peak is weekdays before , excl. public holidays
Off Peak prices from plus 75p booking fee Peak prices from plus 75p booking fee

Past midnight showings

Off-peak is weekdays before , excl. public holidays Off-peak is weekdays before , excl. public holidays
Off Peak prices from plus 75p booking fee Peak prices from plus 75p booking fee

Past midnight showings

Show More
Choose a venue

Upcoming showings for {showing_data.showing.date_prefix | lowercase}, {showing_data.showing.date_short}

No sessions for today. Select Get All Times & Tickets below to choose date and time.

No times showing at this venue currently

Past midnight showings

Get all times & tickets
IT'S ALWAYS CHEAPER ONLINE
You're in the right place. Tickets are always cheaper when you buy online at this venue.