Olivia Colman in Empire of Light

Searchlight Pictures have shared the first teaser trailer for Sam Mendes’s latest film, Empire of Light – which heads to cinemas this December. The film is scheduled to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month/

Set in an English seaside town in the early 1980s, Empire of Light is a powerful and poignant story about human connection and the magic of cinema from Academy Award® winning director Sam Mendes.

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Empire of Light stars Academy Award winner Olivia Colman, BAFTA winner Micheal Ward, Tom Brooke, Tanya Moodie, Hannah Onslow, Crystal Clarke, with Toby Jones, and Academy Award winner Colin Firth.

Empire of Light heads to cinemas later this year

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