Tuesday 21 April 2020 at 7.30pm
Based on the infamous Smalls Island Incident of 1801 The Lighthouse follows Thomas Howell and Thomas Griffith’s disastrous posting to Smalls Island Lighthouse to ‘keep the light’ 25 miles from land and surrounded by the deadly Irish sea. The men are stranded in a freak storm that rages for months, nothing short of an act of God. The film tells a tale of death, madness and isolation; a desolate trip into the heart of human darkness.
“Just like the lighthouse beam, this is dazzling and dangerous.” ★★★★★ The Guardian
2019 | Dir Robert Eggers | 109min | USA | Canada
The programme will also include our current BRIT School Showcase film True Love (15, 5 mins), a Year 12 sci-fi short written and directed by Alexander Markovich.