Empire of Light

Directed by Sam Mendes

From Oscar-winning director and writer Sam Mendes, Empire of Light is a moving drama about the power of human connection during turbulent times.

Set in and around a faded old cinema in an English coastal town in the early 1980s, it follows Hilary (Colman), a cinema manager struggling with her mental health, and Stephen (Ward), a new employee who longs to escape this provincial town in which he faces daily adversity.

Both Hilary and Stephen find a sense of belonging through their unlikely and tender relationship and come to experience the healing power of music, cinema, and community.

 

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Languages:
English

Duration:
115 minutes

Country of origin:
United Kingdom and USA

Year of production:
2022

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