Academy Award-winning actress Olivia Colman returns to the big screen in Empire of Light, a moving drama about the power of human connection during increasingly turbulent times. The film, which premiered at Telluride this past September, marks the first time the fan fave has been directed by fellow Oscar-winner Sam Mendes.
Set in and around a down-on-its-luck second-run cinema in England during the early ’80s, Empire of Light follows Hilary (Colman) a lonely manager struggling with her mental health, and Stephen (a riveting Micheal Ward), a new theatre employee whose dreams are threatened by the daily prejudice he faces in their provincial coastal town. The two develop an unlikely kinship and come together to experience the healing power of music, movies, and community support.
Co-starring Colin Firth, Crystal Clarke, Toby Jones and Faye Marsay, Empire of Light is set to hit theatres on December 9. But That Shelf and Searchlight Pictures are giving a select few fans the chance to see an advanced movie screening on December 7 in either Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver.
So check out the trailer below and then scroll down to find out how to enter!
To enter for your chance to win our Empire of Light contest:
- Follow That Shelf on Instagram;
- Like our Empire of Light post on Instagram;
- Tell us which movie you’ve always wanted to see on the big screen;
- Tell us which city’s screening you want to attend; and,
- Tag a friend.
One entry per person. Multiple entries will be disqualified. Contestants must be residents of Canada. No purchase necessary. Winners will be notified via direct message. The contest closes at 12:00pm ET on Friday, December 2. Winners are responsible for redeeming passes for the screening by 12pm on Monday, December 5 in order to attend.
Empire of Light opens only in theatres on December 9.