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Empire of Light

Sam Mendes
2022 - United Kingdom / United States - 1h59

Screenings : sunday 22 - 7:00 pm - Centre de congrès - Auditorium
Hilary works in a cinema in a small seaside town. Outside of work, she is extremely lonely. But things change when new employee Stephen arrives, bringing her new life and a new friendship. But her happiness is short-lived as her mental health issues reappear, while Stephen has to fight against the racism present in Thatcher's Britain.
Sam Mendes
Sir Samuel Alexander Mendes, known as Sam Mendes, is a British scriptwriter, director and producer born in 1965 in Reading, Berkshire. His directing debut, American Beauty (1999), won 5 Oscars, including Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor for Kevin Spacey, turning Mendes into a star overnight. He made two films in the James Bond saga, Skyfall and Spectre, in 2012 and 2015. In 2020, he made 1917, inspired in part by the writings of his paternal grandfather Alfred Mendes. The film received multiple nominations and won several awards, including 2 Golden Globes and 3 Oscars. Empire of Light is his latest film.

Cast : Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Colin Firth, Toby Jones, Tom Brooke, Tanya Moodie
Screenplay : Sam Mendes
Cinematography : Roger Deakins
Editing : Lee Smith
Music : Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross

Production : Neal Street Productions, Searchlight Pictures

French distributor : The Walt Disney Company France