Big Names Star in Maine Lighthouse Thriller at Cannes Film Fest
Sometimes the best movies are the hugely underrated independent ones that fly under the "in theaters now" radar but make a big splash at Cannes Film Festival.
One such movie is set right here in Maine, called "The Lighthouse" and features two weathered characters played by Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe. The Hollywood Reporter describes the film as "claustrophobic," "hallucinatory," and full of "weird sexual energy".
The set of the film is actually located in Cape Forchu, Nova Scotia but stands in for 19th Century Maine, where Dafoe and Pattinson play a seasoned lighthouse keeper and his junior apprentice stuck together for a month-long post that only increases as weather worsens.
As in most sexually charged independent films, the interactions between the two is rife with frustration, tension, occasional bursts of humor, and straight up ambiguity. It sounds like a film that a college theater course would have a field day with, and may leave you sitting with your mouth agape wondering what just happened on your tv. But hey, any movie that's set in Maine at least piques your interest, doesn't it?
Keep your eye out for 'The Lighthouse'. It's sure to be one of those you don't forget when friends ask if you've seen anything interesting lately.