Based on one of the most infamous cases in Welsh maritime history, the film follows two men who are posted to the Smalls Island Lighthouse in 1801 to 'keep the light'. Twenty-five miles from land, Thomas Howell (Michael Jibson) and Thomas Griffith (Mark Lewis Jones) become stranded when a freak storm hits, sending them both on a desperate fight to keep their sanity before their partnership is pushed to breaking point.
I am fervent believer that when the British make a profoundly captivating film, they beat the Americans hands down. The lighthouse happens to be such a movie.
The Lighthouse, is based on a true story, set in the late 1800’s and revolves around two light keepers.
The two men who don’t particularly have a healthy friendship, become trapped within the lighthouse they are manning, due to a lengthy storm and it’s within this period, the plot begins to unfold. I recommend this film.