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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 amid the social turmoil of the early 1980s. Hilary (Academy Award® winner 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. With Colin Firth and Toby Jones. DIR/SCR/PROD Sam Mendes; PROD Pippa Harris. UK/U.S., 2022, color, 119 min. RATED R

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119 Minutes
Romance drama


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