Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back is a 1980 science fantasy film directed by Irvin Kershner. It was the second film to be released in the Star Wars saga, but it is the fifth film by chronology of events. Among fans, it is commonly referred to as TESB or ESB.
The film concerns the continuing struggles of the Rebel Alliance to resist and fight the Galactic Empire. The Empire learns that the Rebels have established a new base on the ice world of Hoth. Following a suggestion from Obi-Wan's spirit, Luke Skywalker begins his major Jedi training with the wise Jedi Master Yoda. In an emotional confrontation with Darth Vader, Luke must face his destiny.