Alfonso Cuarón Loved ‘The Northman’: ‘Every Single Frame is Charged with All the Thematic Elements of the Film’

Robert Eggers is only two features into his directing career, but he has already established himself as one of the most distinctive voices working in film today.

After breaking out with the period horror film “The Witch” in 2015, he made one of the most uniquely unclassifiable movies in recent memory with “The Lighthouse” (which also treated cinephiles to a Robert Pattinson performance for the ages).Expectations were destined to be high for his third feature, and rather than rest on his laurels, Eggers chose to take on the most ambitious project of his career.

The Northman” is a viking revenge epic that has captured the film community’s attention for its historical accuracy and infamously difficult 87 day shoot.

Much of the film’s cast have weighed in on the brutal conditions and meticulous perfectionism that went into Egger’s attempt to recreate the viking era, but they have all expressed

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