Set in a seaside town of England in the 1980s, the film tells the story of human connections.
The romantic drama Empire of Light tells the story of love, life, and art. Set in the 1980s, a critical social cultural Britain is explored in the movie. The romantic drama from director Sam Mendes draws parallels between magical movies and human relationships. The movie was recently screened at the Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival, the Empire of Light was critically acclaimed for its direction and stunning performances. The film is produced by Pippa Harris. Here is everything we know about the upcoming drama set in the bygone era.
Empire of Light is scheduled to hit big screens across the United States on Friday, December 9, 2022. In the United Kingdom, the movie is set to release on January 12, 2023. The movie had its world premiere at the 49th Telluride Film festival, followed by a special screening at the 47th Toronto International Film Festival, both in the month of September.
The movie tells the story of The Empire Theater and its employees, as they face their own emotional struggles. The movie talks about unlikely friendships in hopeless places. At its core, the movie is a very powerful story of human lives and human connections. We follow the life of Hilary, who works at The Empie theater in a seaside town in England, where she supervises the day-to-day functions at the front of the house. But her job also leads to her being used by her manager, Mr. Ellis. We are soon introduced to a new employee at the theater, who instantly forms a bond with Hilary.
Empire of Light boasts an amazing cast with award-winning names like Olivia Colman and Colin Firth Headlining. Joining them are renowned names like Toby Jones, Michael Ward, Tom Brooke, Tanya Moodie, Hannah Onslow, and Crystal Clarke, along with Monica Dolan, Sara Stewart, Ron Cook, and Justin Edwards in various roles. In major roles, Colman stars as Hilary Small, a theater employee, Ward portrays Stephen, and Firth plays Mr. Ellis, Hilary's boss. In other characters, Brooke plays Neil, Moodie as Delia, Onslow appears as Janine, Clarke as ruby, Dolan as Rosemary Bates, Stewart as Brenda, Cook as Mr. Cooper, and Edwards as Jim Booth.
Indeed, the trailer opens with Toby Jones's voiceover talking to the audience about how a film is shown. Check out the trailer here...
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