Director Derek Cianfrance has already left a lasting mark on the film community with both Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond the Pines, two of the most emotionally authentic and complex films of the past few years, but with his newest project, The Light Between Oceans, it looks like Cianfrance is striving for something even greater with his adaptation of M.L. Stedman’s critically-acclaimed novel.
Starring Michael Fassbender as a lighthouse keeper off the coast of Australia following the first World War and his wife Isobel (Alicia Vikander), the couple take in an orphaned baby that washes ashore their isolated island. It’s only when they return to civilization that they realize the impact that their decisions can have on others, when they meet the baby’s real mother, played by Rachel Weisz.
After being one of the most mysterious and anticipated films in the independent world for over a year now as well, the first trailer for the film has been released, and it looks like the early buzz might not be as exaggerated as some may have thought:
When I was first making my most anticipated of 2016 list, it was clear to me from the beginning that The Light Between Oceans was going to be my number one, based purely on my own personal film tastes alone even. Both Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond the Pines left me shaken by the time they were over, and they’ve both quickly become two of my favorite films of all time, so I was going to be excited for Cianfrance’s next outing no matter what. With this story, cast, Adam Arkapaw’s gorgeous cinematography, and Cianfrance’s skills as a writer and director though, I’m just excited to see what it is that he achieves with this.
The buzz from some secret, early press screenings last year have pegged the film as one of the most emotional movies of the past decade, and juding by this trailer alone, and the level of talent involved, that’s not a hard thing to believe.
The Light Between Oceans is set to hit theatres on September 2nd.
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