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Top 100 Most Anticipated American Independent Films of 2019: #15. Robert Eggers’ The Light House

Top 100 Most Anticipated American Independent Films of 2019: #15. Robert Eggers’ The Light House

The Light House

Robert Eggers blasted onto the scene with what we can describe his own brand of unconventional horror. Production on his sophomore film, The Light House, began in April in Nova Scotia with Robert Pattinson being joined by Willem Dafoe. Tipped as a B&W dark fantasy horror film, Eggers reteams with The Witch (read review) DP Jarin Blaschke on what became an early A24 project. Youree Henley (The Beguiled), RT Features’ Rodrigo Teixeira and Lourenço Sant’ Anna (Ad Astra), and Parts & Labor’s Jay Van Hoy (The Witch) are the producing team.

Gist: Written by Max and Robert Eggers, this is et in 1890, this is the story of an aging lighthouse keeper named Old who lives in early 20th-century Maine.

Release Date/Prediction: With a Sundance 2019 premiere not in the cards, Robert Eggers will be looking towards the Croisette for a Palme d’Or inclusion.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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