Yes, The Light Between Oceans is about love, fate and moral dilemmas when it comes to people’s relationships, understanding and trust.
You will once again celebrate a brilliant play by Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Bryan Brown and Jack Thompson. Be ready to shed a tear, to laugh and celebrate life’s small moments that reflect on your own life.
The movie is about a great love between two people who are put through personal life’s tribulations while living on a remote island in Australia. A great relationship is being tested in many ways. Not being able to bear children is one of them. Yet when life presents this young couple with an opportunity to have “nobody’s” baby, that’s when the most difficult choices are being made. Watch this movie to walk in the shoes of these people and ask yourself a question, “What Would I Do In Their Place?”
“One of the best films of the year.” – Rex Reed, The Observer
“In any adaptation, the greatest challenge is that of subtraction, what you must leave out,” Derek Cianfrance [director] says. “It’s like sculpture; once you embrace that, it can be the wind beneath your wings. Eventually you can expand the moments and themes that you love and push the boundaries to find even more truthfulness.
This is when it really starts to become alive. There are of course key differences between cinema and literature and one of those is the way time plays out. There has to be a different way of handling pace and also of handling secrets and revelations.”
The love story that takes us on a journey of what is right and wrong from the perspective of different players. Great movie to watch and feel the emotion that is raw and genuine.
DreamWorks Pictures’ “The Light Between Oceans” stars Michael Fassbender as Tom Sherbourne, a young combat veteran and lighthouse keeper on a remote island off the coast of Western Australia; Alicia Vikander as Isabel Graysmark, the beautiful and spirited daughter of the school headmaster on the mainland of Partageuse; Rachel Weisz as Hannah Roennfeld, a resident of Partageuse who is desperately hoping to find her husband and baby lost at sea; Bryan Brown as Septimus Potts, Hannah’s wealthy, inﬂuential father; and Jack Thompson as Ralph, a salty, sea-faring skipper.
The ﬁlm is written for the screen and directed by Derek Cianfrance based on the novel by M.L. Stedman and produced by Oscar-nominee David Heyman, p.g.a. and Jeﬀrey Cliﬀord, p.g.a. The executive producers are Tom Karnowski, Rosie Alison, Jeﬀ Skoll and Jonathan King.
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Bonus features include
BLU-RAY & DIGITAL HD:
- Bringing The Light to Life – For weeks, the cast and crew of “The Light Between Oceans” lived in trailers on Cape Campbell, an isolated region of New Zealand, to film the movie adaptation of the best-selling novel. This documentary chronicles the unique approach and shooting style of director Derek Cianfrance and the production journey that inspired Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander and Rachel Weisz to fully embody their characters and explore the power and depths of love.
- Audio Commentary – View the film accompanied by an in-depth and thoughtful conversation between director Derek Cianfrance and his film studies professor Phil Solomon.
- Lighthouse Keeper – The filmmakers, cast and Cape Campbell Lighthouse inspector/maintainer Rob Sword share the history of the lighthouse and explain the typical duties a lighthouse keeper like Tom Sherbourne would have during an assignment on Janus Island.
- Audio Commentary