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Empire of Light

What's it about?

The duty manager of a seaside cinema, who is struggling with her mental health, forms a relationship with a new employee on the south coast of England in the 1980s.

Why did we pick it?

Set in 1980s Margate, everything about the film feels profoundly British from the awkward cinema etiquette to the apologetic kindness. Empire of Light is a celebration of community, a celebration of cinema, and finding support in unexpected places.

Who's in it? Olivia Colman - Hilary

Micheal Ward - Stephen

Toby Jones - Norman

Colin Firth - Donald Ellis

Who made it?

Sam Mendes - Director & Writer



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