EMPIRE OF LIGHT


From Academy Award®-winning director and writer Sam Mendes, EMPIRE OF LIGHT is an intimate and moving story about love, friendship, and connection, set in a coastal town in Southern England against the social turmoil of the early 1980s. Hilary (Olivia Colman), a woman with a difficult past and an uneasy present, is part of a makeshift family at the old Empire Cinema on the seafront. When Stephen (Micheal Ward) is hired to work in the cinema, the two find an unlikely attraction and discover the healing power of movies, music and community.

Nominated for Best Cinematography (Roger Deakins) at the 2023 Academy Awards.

STARRING

Olivia Colman, Michael Ward, Toby Jones, Colin Firth

DRAMA

RELEASE DATE

2022

RUNTIME

119 mins

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