FIPRESCI Prize, Director's Fortnight - 2019 Cannes Film Festival
Closing Night Gala
Director Robert Eggers (The VVitch) chose Yarmouth and Cape Forchu here in Nova Scotia as the perfect place to shoot this dark and stormy tale of two men stationed on an off-shore lighthouse for 4 weeks in the late 1890’s. Over the course of the time they spend together they descend into a maelstrom of terror and madness. Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson both deliver Oscar calibre performances alongside stunning B&W cinematography that beautifully captures the punishing weather of the Atlantic coast. Eggers is making films that are being compared to Bergman, Tarkovsky and Lynch and with this only his second feature, we appear to be witness to the birth of a new cinema “auteur”. The Lighthouse is unlike anything you have ever seen, and you are certain to never forget it. As the tagline states, “there is enchantment in the light”.
FIN Atlantic International Film Festival's
Closing Night Party
Thursday, Sept. 19, 9:00PM
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, 1675 Lower Water Street
Our Closing Night Gala is always about the upcoming Awards season and we think we nailed it again and this year it has a “local flavour” which is beyond exciting! The Lighthouse is a film that is going to be talked about and celebrated globally – let’s start that celebration here in the province it was made in!
This event is open to Full Festival Passholders and “Closing Night Film & Party” Ticket Holders exclusively.
|Director: Robert Eggers|
|Writers: Max Eggers, Robert Eggers|
|Producers: Youree Henley, Lourenço Sant' Anna, Rodrigo Teixeira, Jay Van Hoy|
|Cast: Willem Dafoe, Robert Pattinson, Valeriia Karaman|
|Cinematographer: Jarin Blaschke|
|Editor: Louise Ford|
|Runtime: 110 minutes|