Empire of Light

Empire of Light

United Kingdom | 2022 | 119 min. | Sam Mendes

Opens December 8, 2022

Olivia Colman stars in this tender love story about a troubled woman working at a beautiful seaside cinema in 1980s England, told by Academy Award®-winning director Sam Mendes and captured exquisitely by master cinematographer Roger Deakins.

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Thursday, December 8, 2022

Set in an English seaside town in the early 1980s, Empire of Light is a powerful and poignant story about human connection and the magic of cinema. Featuring a stellar cast led by Academy Award® winner Olivia Colman (The Favourite, The Lost Daughter), BAFTA winner Micheal Ward (Blue Story, Top Boy) and Academy Award winner Colin Firth (The King’s Speech, A Single Man). It also reunites Mendes with Academy Award winning cinematographer Roger Deakins (1917, Skyfall).

  • Director: Sam Mendes
  • Principal Cast: Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Colin Firth
  • Country: United Kingdom, USA
  • Year: 2022
  • Running Time: 119 min.
  • Producer: Pippa Harris, Sam Mendes
  • Screenplay: Sam Mendes
  • Cinematographers: Roger Deakins
  • Editors: Lee Smith
  • Music: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
  • Filmography: American Beauty (1999), Revolutionary Road (2008), Skyfall (2012), 1917 (2019)