This is a gloriously bonkers film directed by Robert Eggers. It’s almost like a metaphor for the 2020 Covid-19 lockdowns. Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson are incredible.
The story is basically two lighthouse keepers going crazy while living on an isolated island and maintaining the lighthouse lamp. The lamp takes on a weird, almost paranormal, omnipotence.
There’s humour, magic, great dialogue, and plenty of surreal strangeness. If this wasn’t enough there’s also tenderness, treachery and paranoia.