EMPIRE OF LIGHT – New Trailer Released!

Searchlight Pictures has released the brand new trailer for Sam Mendes‘ upcoming romantic drama, EMPIRE OF LIGHT, which will be released in UK and Irish cinemas on 9th January 2023.

The film stars Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Tom Brooke, Tanya Moodie, Hannah Onslow, Crystal Clarke, Toby Jones, and Colin Firth.



From Academy Award®-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 (Olivia Colman) a cinema manager struggling with her mental health, and Stephen (Micheal 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.

The film reunites Sam Mendes with Academy Award winning cinematographer Roger Deakins (1917, Skyfall). The film is produced by Sam Mendes and Pippa HarrisNeal Street Productions, in partnership with Searchlight Pictures.

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