The Light Between Oceans is romantic period drama film written and directed by Derek Cianfrance and based on the 2012 novel of the same name by M. L. Stedman. An international co-production between DreamWorks Pictures, Reliance Entertainment, Participant Media, and Heyday Films, the film stars Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz, Bryan Brown, and Jack Thompson.
The Light Between Oceans is scheduled to be released in the United States by Touchstone Pictures on September 2, 2016. It will then open in the United Kingdom on November 4, 2016, with distribution by Entertainment One. It was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival.
Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender), a lighthouse keeper and war veteran, and his wife Isabel (Alicia Vikander) are living off the coast in post World War I Western Australia. One day, the couple rescue a baby girl who has washed up on an adrift rowboat and decide to informally adopt her as their own, whom they name Lucy. But as Lucy grows older, Tom and Isabel discover the consequences of raising the child when a visit to the mainland and an encounter with a particular woman, (Rachel Weisz), threaten to break apart their blissfully happy family.