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EMPIRE OF LIGHT | Official Trailer | Searchlight Pictures : Starring Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Tom Brooke, and Colin Firth

Searchlight Pictures has dropped a new trailer for Sam Mendess love letter to the cinema “Empire of Light.”

The film is a love story set in a theater on the coast in the 1980s, the film explores the very human connections and hardships of the employees in the Empire with the relationship between Hilary (Olivia Colman) and newcomer Stephen (Michael Ward) at the center of it. The new footage highlights those connections amidst a backdrop of social issues and the magic of film. The rest of the glowing ensemble is made up of Tom Brooke, Hannah Onslow, Toby Jones, Crystal Clarke, and Tanya Moodie. 

For the Oscar-winning Mendes, the film marks his first stab at the sole scriptwriter for a project and his first feature since 1917 in 2019. He’s no stranger to capturing movie magic, grabbing a few Academy Award nominations and three BAFTA wins for his WWII biopic with his lone Academy Award win coming from American Beauty. 

“Empire of Light” could be a strong contender for awards season this year, not only because they assembled a great cast but also because it features Collaboration with three two-time Academy Award winners: Roger Deakins, as well as musicians like Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who wrote the film’s score. 

Mendes first showed off his period-piece love story at the Telluride Film Festival back in September, where it earned praises and the film was also making appearances at the Toronto International Film Festival, BFI London. 

Empire of Light” hits theaters on December 9. 

Nobuhiro Hosoki
Nobuhiro Hosokihttps://www.cinemadailyus.com
Nobuhiro Hosoki grew up watching American films since he was a kid; he decided to go to the United States thanks to seeing the artistry of Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange.” After graduating from film school, he worked as an assistant director on TV Tokyo’s program called "Morning Satellite" at the New York branch office but he didn’t give up on his interest in cinema. He became a film reporter for via Yahoo Japan News. In that role, he writes news articles, picks out headliners for Yahoo News, as well as interviewing Hollywood film directors, actors, and producers working in the domestic circuit in the USA. He also does production interviews for Japanese distributors of American films and for in-theater on-sale programs. He is now the editor-in-chief of Cinemadailyus.com while continuing his work for Japan.


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