Empire of Light London Film Premiere 2022
EMPIRE OF LIGHT features a stellar cast led by Academy Award winner Olivia Colman (The Favourite, The Lost Daughter), BAFTA winner Micheal Ward (Blue Story, Top Boy) and Academy Award winner Colin Firth (The King's Speech, A Single Man). It also reunites Mendes with Academy Award winning cinematographer Roger Deakins (1917, Skyfall).
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.
Empire of Light London Premieres European premiere
- Status: Confirmed
- Date:October 12, 2022
- Location: Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, London
- Attended by: Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Toby Jones, Colin Firth
- Release in Cinemas: 2022-12-09
- Runtime: 119 minutes
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- Sam Mendes's first solo screenplay and his second screenplay overall after 1917 (2019).
- Although this is Sam Mendes' ninth film as a director, Empire of Light marks the first time he directed from a screenplay he'd written solely by himself. All of his other films, including his first writing credit 1917 (2019) were directed from scripts by other screenwriters.
- Second Mendes film without Thomas Newman collaboration since Away We Go (2009) (2009).
- This is fifth collaboration between Sam Mendes and Roger Deakins following Jarhead (2005), Revolutionary Road (2008), Skyfall (2012), and 1917 (2019)
Where was Empire of Light filmed?
This are the locations:
- Dreamland, Margate, Kent, England, UK
- England, UK
- Margate, Kent, England, UK
- Kent, England, UK