Plot - The film recounts the narrative of a lighthouse guardian and his significant other who protect and adopt a newborn child adrift at sea. A long time later, the couple finds the child's true parentage and are confronted with the ethical situation of their activities.
In the years taking after World War I, Tom Sherbourne, a youthful veteran still numb from his years in battle, accepts a position as lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, a remote island off the shoreline of Western Australia. As the island’s sole occupant, he discovers comfort in the dullness of the tasks and the isolation of his environment. When he meets the girl of the school’s superintendent, Isabel Graysmark, in the nearby town of Partageuse on the territory, Tom is instantly enraptured by her magnificence, mind and energy, and they are soon hitched and living on the island. As their affection thrives, he starts to feel once more, their joy defaced just by their failure to begin a family, so when a paddle boat with a dead man and newborn child strangely washes shorewards, Isabel believes their prayers may have at long last been replied. As a man of standard, Tom is torn between reporting the lost tyke and pleasing the lady he cherishes, and against his better judgment he consents to give Isabel a chance to bring up the child as their own, settling on a decision with destroying outcomes.
Film and Literature Award