Watch: Empire of Light 2022 123movies, Full Movie Online – A drama about the power of human connection during turbulent times, set in an English coastal town in the early 1980s..
Plot: A love story set in and around an old cinema on the South Coast of England in the 1980s.
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Starring Vehicle For Miss Colman
Olivia Colman is the shift manager of the Empire movie theater (the exteriors are taken of the Dreamland in Margate) in 1980. It’s a first run theater which is about to have the Southeast England premiere of CHARIOTS OF FIRE. Miss Colman is a mess. She’s on Lithium for manic-depressive syndrome, conducting an affair with married manager Colin Firth, and her life is reduced to a bare minimum of routine. Then new hire Micheal Ward shows up and gradually Miss Colman wakes up…. and while she goes off her meds and has a meltdown, her coworkers are revealed.
It’s a long, slow slog of a year for everyone — except for Firth, who gets his comeuppance in the second act — as Miss Colman and Ward are knocked down and try to pick themselves up again, and find there is evil in the world, but compassion in the cinema: at leas the staff of the Empire, where no one ever looks at a movie.
Miss Colman gives a bravura performance with a large assortment of affects as she takes her Lithium, goes off her lithium, drinks, and so forth. But Tom Brooke is outstanding as her coworker who sees everything and Toby Jones is always a worthwhile addition to any movie, as the projectionist who sees what he does as a beam of light in the darkness.
Empire of Light works best as a love letter to the art of filmmaking and the theater experience.
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“Empire of Light works best as a love letter to the art of filmmaking and the theater experience. Brilliant performances. Astonishing to behold. Emotional to listen to – score is the technical highlight. Not so captivating narratively, considering that Sam Mendes’ first solo script lacks depth in the most important themes.
It’s a beautiful tribute to the magic of cinema that cinephiles will enjoy, but for viewers less passionate about the 7th art, it might be difficult to genuinely care.”
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Sam Mendes
Writer Sam Mendes
Actors Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Colin Firth
Country United Kingdom, United States
Awards 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Mini LF, Arri Signature Prime Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, London, UK (digital intermediate by) (as Company 3)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (4.5K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Spherical (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema