Disney has announced that the Searchlight Pictures’ BAFTA and Oscar-nominated film “Empire of Light,” is going to be coming to Disney+ in Australia and New Zealand on April 19th 2023.

The film is directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes and stars Academy Award winner Olivia Colman, Micheal Ward, Toby Jones, and Academy Award winner Colin Firth.

Set in and around a faded old cinema in an English coastal town in the early 1980s, “Empire of Light” follows Hilary (Olivia Colman) a cinema manager struggling with her mental health, and Stephen (Micheal Ward), a new employee who longs to escape this provincial town in which he faces daily adversity. Both Hilary and Stephen find a sense of belonging through their unlikely and tender relationship and come to experience the healing power of music, cinema, and community.

Robust parental controls ensure that Disney+ remains a suitable viewing experience for everyone in the family. Subscribers can set access limits on mature content and create PIN-protected profiles alongside the already existing Kids Profiles to give parents and guardians peace of mind.

“Empire Of Light” has already been released on Disney+ in some other countries, including the UK and Canada.

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Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a kid and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney Parks around the globe and has a vast collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What's On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: Roger@WhatsOnDisneyPlus.com Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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