Empire of Light

Drama, Romance Rated: R 119 min

Academy Award winner Sam Mendes (1917) celebrates the enduring, communal power of the big screen in this English drama set in a seaside movie house during the turbulent 1980s. Stars Olivia Colman and Michael Ward tell a beautifully acted story of two people in transition at odds with the world around them. All of it unfolds through the gorgeous imagery of Academy Award-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins.

“It’s a heartwarming reminder of the joy, comfort and necessity of the big screen experience.” — Luke Hearfield, The London Evening Standard
directed by
Sam Mendes
written by
Sam Mendes
Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Colin Firth
United Kingdom, United States