DreamWorks Pictures’ presents:
THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS
opens in U.S. theaters on September 2, 2016.
About the Movie:
DreamWorks Pictures’ “The Light Between Oceans” is a heart-breaking drama about fate, love, moral
dilemmas and the lengths to which one couple will go to see their dreams realized. Starring Academy
Award® nominee Michael Fassbender, Oscar® winner Alicia Vikander, Oscar and Golden Globe winner
Rachel Weisz, Bryan Brown and Jack Thompson, the film is written for the screen and directed by Derek
Cianfrance based on the acclaimed novel by M.L. Stedman. The producers are Academy Award nominee
David Heyman, p.g.a., and Jeffrey Clifford, p.g.a., with Tom Karnowski, Rosie Alison, Jeff Skoll and
Jonathan King serving as executive producers.
In the years following World War I, Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender), a young veteran still numb
from his years in combat, takes a job as lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, a remote island off the coast
of Western Australia. As the island’s sole inhabitant, he finds comfort in the monotony of the chores and
the solitude of his surroundings. When he meets the daughter of the school’s headmaster, Isabel
Graysmark (Alicia Vikander), in the local town of Partageuse on the mainland, Tom is immediately
captivated by her beauty, wit and passion, and they are soon married and living on the island. As their
love flourishes, he begins to feel again, their happiness marred only by their inability to start a family, so
when a rowboat with a dead man and infant girl mysteriously washes ashore, Isabel believes their
prayers may have finally been answered. As a man of principle, Tom is torn between reporting the lost
child and pleasing the woman he loves, and against his better judgment he agrees to let Isabel raise the
child as their own, making a choice with devastating consequences.