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Cannes Darling and Future Oscar Threat 'The Lighthouse' Trailer Released

Cannes Darling and Future Oscar Threat 'The Lighthouse' Trailer Released

We don’t often feature trailers on Metaflix, but in certain cases we’re willing to make an exception … and ‘The Lighthouse’ from indie distributor A24 is precisely one of those exceptions.

The black and white film is intriguing enough with Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe squaring off against each other, with the former being on our list of actors mandating a “must watch” of all their projects. Yet what really seals the deal is the movie recently being named the best movie at Cannes’ Critics Week and Directors’ Fortnight by the International Federation of Film Critics.

Also, for any die-hard celluloid buffs out there, there’s this:

Filmed on 35 mm black and white Double-X 5222 film stock, augmenting the Panavision Millennium XL2 camera with vintage Baltar lenses designed in the 1930s. To enhance the image, making it resemble early photography, a custom cyan filter made by Schneider Filters that emulated the look and feel of orthochromatic film from the late 19th century was used.

And this:

The film has an aspect ratio of 1.19:1, an almost-square frame that was used in the early sound years by filmmakers including Fritz Lang and G.W. Pabst. They choose the format because 'the spaces in this movie are meant to feel confined, it's more of a close-up movie than The Witch. The idea of widescreen only came about in the 1950s - we wanted to take people back further than that.

Check out the newly released trailer below.

There is enchantment in the light. From Robert Eggers, acclaimed director of 'The Witch,' and starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson.

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Regal Cinemas Launches New Unlimited Plan, But There Are Plenty of Catches

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