Empire of Light trailer: Olivia Colman brings the house down in Sam Mendes’ compelling new drama

Academy Award– winning actress Olivia Colman is ready to bring the house down in Searchlight imagesEmpire of Light trailer. The film originates from American beauty and Skyfall Manager Sam Mendeswho travels back to the 80s for this emotional drama about the power of human connection in turbulent times.

Set in and around a faded old cinema in an English seaside 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. He longs to escape this provincial town where he faces daily hardships. Hilary and Stephen find a sense of belonging through their unlikely and tender relationship and experience the healing power of music, film and community.

That Empire of Light the trailer previews a powerful performance by Colman, with Ward, Colin Firth, Toby Jones, Tom Brooke, Tanya Moodie, Hannah Onslow and Crystal Clarke rounding out the cast. To reach into the depths of the human condition, Empire of Light is about people who want to belong to something more meaningful and experience more out of life. The footage also depicts Colman’s character in mental collapse, as the pressure of picking up the pieces of her shattered existence weighs on her body and soul. The film is also about making connections and finding comfort in unlikely places. Life can be hard at the best of times, although having friends and taking stock of the people who love you is often the key to survival and success. Hilary (Colman) will soon discover more about life when you let others in to help carry the load.

What do you think of Empire of Light trailer for Sam Mendes’ new drama? Will the film give us another award-winning performance by Colman? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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