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2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #47. Robert Eggers – The Light House

2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #47. Robert Eggers – The Light House

Robert Pattinson recently admitted that filming on The Light House was “the closest I’ve come to punching a director“. Not exactly Kinski-Herzog in nature, but we nonetheless hope that whatever torturous methods Robert Eggers employs in the creative process will be extended into post production phase. Logistically, his shot on B&W 35mm (alongside The Witch DP Jarin Blaschke) film may stand a better chance at connecting with auds that are more arthouse like in nature. While Eggers is synonymous with the notion of a director who broke out in Park City, the filmmaker and an A24 outfitter might prefer a Cannes showing for this sophomore film and precious extra hours working on the sound design. Production began in April in Nova Scotia with Pattinson teaming with Willem Dafoe. This is a Sundance longshot.

Rooftop Films 2019

Gist: Written by Max and Robert Eggers, this is described as a dark fantasy horror film, this is set in 1890

Production Co./Producers: Youree Henley (The Beguiled), RT Features’ Rodrigo Teixeira and Lourenço Sant’ Anna (Ad Astra), Parts & Labor’s Jay Van Hoy (The Witch)

Prediction: Outside chance at a Premieres showing.

U.S. Distributor: A24

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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