Empire of Light

2023
6.2
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Title: Empire of Light

Original Title: Empire of Light

Year: 2023

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Plot

'Empire of Light' is a drama about the power of human connection in hard times. The film, set in an old and forgotten cinema in a seaside town in England in the early 1980s, tells the story of Hilary (Olivia Colman), a film director who goes through a phase where she suffers from health-related problems, and Stephen (Micheal Ward), a new employee who wants to escape this environment where he has to deal with adversity on his daily life. Both Hilary and Stephen find a sense of belonging through their strange but beautiful and cute relationship and get to experience the healing power of music, film and a sense of community.

Besides Olivia Colman and Micheal Ward, the main cast of 'Empire of Light' is made up of Tom Brooke, Tanya Moodie, Hannah Onslow, Crystal Clarke, Toby Jones and Colin Firth.

Oscar winner Sam Mendes, director of 'American Beauty', 'Revolutionary Road', 'Skyfall', '1917', 'Away We Go' and 'Road to Perdition' among other films, directs and writes 'Empire of Light'.

Pippa Harris p.g.a., Sam Mendes p.g.a. produce the film, Michael Lerman and Julie Pastor are executive producers and Celia Duval and Lola Oliyide are co-producers.

Roger Deakins ASC, BS is the director of photography and Alexandra Byrne the costume design.

Awards

  • 2023 Academy Awards (Oscars): 1 0
  • 2023 Golden Globes: 1 0
  • 2023 BAFTA Awards: 3 0

Cast

Director:

Sam Mendes Sam Mendes

Micheal Ward

Micheal Ward

Stephen

Colin Firth

Colin Firth

Donald Ellis

Toby Jones

Toby Jones

Norman

Monica Dolan

Monica Dolan

Rosemary Bates

Sara Stewart

Sara Stewart

Brenda Ellis

Videos

'Empire of Light' spanish trailer 1:13

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