feature film, Canada, USA, 2019
DIRECTED BY: Robert Eggers
After sending shivers down the spine of thrilled critics and viewers alike with his grisly debut The Witch (Sundance – Best Directing), director Robert Eggers returns with another mesmerising horror-fantasy. Taking place in late 19th century, the story follows two lighthouse keepers (Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson) on an eerie, remote island. Under the pressure of a crammed space, jealousy and tender nerves, the relationship between the two men breaks. Paranoia sets in, evolving into a full-blown psychological war. Lending the hallucinatory effect to this nightmarish thriller is the cinematography of Jarin Blaschke (The Witch). The film won the FIPRESCI Prize in Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes.
Subtitles: HR, EN