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Empire of Light

Empire of Light

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Empire of Light is a romantic drama movie set in a British coastal town in the early 1980s. The film, directed, written, and co-produced by Sam Mendes, focuses on the power of human connection during difficult times. The ensemble cast includes Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Monica Dolan, Tom Brooke, Tanya Moodie, Hannah Onslow, Crystal Clarke, Toby Jones, and Colin Firth.

Empire of Light premiered at the 49th Telluride Film Festival on September 3, 2022, before being released by Searchlight Pictures with a limited theatrical release in the United States on December 9, 2022, and theatrically in the United Kingdom on January 9, 2023. Although the film received praise for Olivia Colman and Micheal Ward's performances and Roger Deakins's cinematography, the screenplay was criticised by some. At the 80th Golden Globe Awards, Colman received a nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama, while Ward received a nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the 76th British Academy Film Awards. The film also earned a nomination for Best Cinematography at the 95th Academy Awards.

Empire of Light explores the complexity of human relationships and how they are impacted by challenging circumstances. With a talented cast and the vision of Sam Mendes, the film has gained critical recognition for its performances and technical aspects.

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Zahra Almailady

Zahra Almailady is a wife and mom first but she discovered a passion for cinema and after graduating from UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television she dove into cinematography. Now Zahra writes movie reviews just for fun ad really enjoys it. Zahra loves reading, cooking,  and windsurfing. She lives in New Zealand, with her husband two sons, and four cats.

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