Sharmill Films

Winter Sleep

Winter Sleep

WINNER Palme d’Or

WINNER FIPRESCI International Critics Prize

Festival de Cannes 2014

WINNER Foxtel Movies Audience Award

Sydney Film Festival 2014

★★★★

“A stunning picture.”

Guardian

“One of the more rewarding film achievements of the year.

Ceylan’s cast performs with such precision and feeling that even Bergman would have applauded.”

Screen International

“Richly engrossing and ravishingly beautiful magnum opus

that surely qualifies as the least boring 196-minute movie ever made.”

Variety

“The esoteric world of masterful Turkish filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan

proves as vibrant as ever in WINTER SLEEP, a Chekhovian meditation.”

Hollywood Reporter

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Synopsis

Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla who is suffering from her recent divorce.

In winter as the snow begins to fall, the hotel turns into a shelter but also an inescapable place that fuels their animosities…

Country of Origin: Turkey
Language: Turkish w/ English subtitles
Duration: 196 mins
Rating: TBC
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Starring: Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbag
Australian release: November 13, 2014

Winter Sleep – in cinemas November 13

Bolshoi Ballet only in cinemas: Ivan the Terrible

Ivan the Terrible

Screening from June 20, 2015

Music Sergei Prokofiev
Libretto Yuri Grigorovich
Choreography Yuri Grigorovich
Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

As young Ivan IV is crowned, he has to choose one of the 13 Boyar daughters to be his wife and tsarina. He selects Anastasia, and the two eventually fall deeply in love. When the Boyars plot against him and poison his beloved wife, Tsar Ivan finds himself surrounded by enemies. Haunted by dark thoughts and phantoms, he slowly sinks into madness.

Drawing on the music composed by Prokofiev for the 1944 Eisenstein film, Ivan the Terrible is a work in the true Bolshoi style. Yuri Grigorovich’s powerful and fascinating epic dramatises Ivan the Terrible’s controversial reign, and portrays events in 16th-century Russia in visually stunning scenes. His choreography, full of vigour, strength and wild jumps, also includes great grace and fragility in the female roles. Sensitive classical and powerful character dance blend to create a lyrical epic, rich in the colours of medieval Russia.

Recently revived, Ivan the Terrible is an essential part of the company’s repertoire, a 20th-century classic and a wonderful theatrical experience.

Running time: 2 hours 15 mins approx

Return to Bolshoi Ballet cinema season

Bolshoi Ballet only in cinemas: Swan Lake

Swan Lake

Screening from March 28, 2015

Music Piotr Tchaikovsky
Libretto Yuri Grigorovich
Choreography Yuri Grigorovich
Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

At the palace, the royal family and their guests are gathered for Prince Siegfried’s birthday celebrations. In a majestic ceremony, Siegfried is made a knight; young girls try to attract his attention, as he must choose a wife during the ball. Overcome by the sudden awareness of his future responsibilities, he escapes into the night and meets a strange flock of swans by a magical lake.

White swan by day, human by night, the beautiful Odette awaits an oath of true love to break the curse. The great legend of the enigmatic swan/woman is one of the most romantic classical ballets, appropriately set in the era of courtly romance and characterised by elegance, style and harmony.

With Tchaikovsky’s famous, lyrical score, Swan Lake depicts the tragic love between Princess Odette and Prince Siegfried, and will no doubt be performed to perfection by the unparalleled virtuosity of Russia’s great Bolshoi Ballet. This universal and enchanting masterpiece of love, deception and drama is a must.

Running time: 2 hours 40 mins approx

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Bolshoi Ballet only in cinemas: The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Screening from February 7, 2015

Music Piotr Tchaikovsky
Libretto Yuri Grigorovich
Choreography Yuri Grigorovich
Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

On Christmas Eve, Marie’s godfather, Drosselmeyer, gives her a strange toy: a wooden nutcracker carved in the shape of a little man. At midnight, when the celebrations are over, all the toys magically come to life. The nutcracker grows to human size and takes charge of the tin soldiers, flying to the rescue of Marie, who is threatened by the Mouse King and his mouse army.

Based on E. T. A. Hoffmann’s story, The Nutcracker is one of the greatest classics in the world. With iconic music by Tchaikovsky, and enchanting sets and costumes, this beautiful tale explores the universal themes of love, power and evil.

This choreographic version, created for the Bolshoi by Yuri Grigorovich, is full of romanticism and philosophical reflections on ideal love. Masterfully interpreted by the Bolshoi dancers, it will enchant the whole family for the festive season, proving that one is never too young or too old to be swept away by The Nutcracker.

Running time: 2 hours 20 mins approx

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Bolshoi Ballet only in cinemas: The Legend of Love

The Legend of Love

Screening from December 13, 2014

Music Arif Melikov
Libretto Nâzım Hikmet
Original choreography Yuri Grigorovich
Cast The Bolshoi Principals, Soloists and Corps de Ballet

The royal apartments of Queen Mekhmene Banu are plunged into mourning – her young sister, Princess Shyrin, is dying. The Princess will only be saved if the Queen gives Shyrin her beauty. The Queen decides to sacrifice herself, but later regrets her action when she is disfigured and Shyrin falls in love with the Queen’s own lover, the painter Ferkhad.

This splendid tale of forbidden love, self-sacrifice, jealousy and suffering returns to the Bolshoi stage after a ten-year absence. The Legend of Love is one of Russian master Yuri Grigorovich’s earliest choreographic works, and its storyline explores the conflict between love and duty through its two heroines.

Featuring dance movements, sets and costumes inspired by the Middle East, this stunning ballet, which uses pure dance to tell the story, is further enriched by the talent of the Bolshoi troupe.

Running time: 3 hours approx

Return to Bolshoi Ballet cinema season

National Theatre Live: A Streetcar Named Desire

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

by Tennessee Williams
Starring Gillian Anderson, Ben Foster, Vanessa Kirby
Directed by Benedict Andrews

Screening from DECEMBER 13, 2014

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The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire will be captured live from their London home by National Theatre Live. With Gillian Anderson (The X-Files, The Fall) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Kill Your Darlings) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s Great Expectations, Three Sisters at the Young Vic) as Stella.

As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she turns to her sister Stella for solace – but her downward spiral brings her face to face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Visionary director Benedict Andrews returns to the Young Vic following his Critics’ Circle Award-winning Three Sisters.

Force Majeure

FORCE MAJEURE

WINNER JURY PRIZE – UN CERTAIN REGARD

Festival de Cannes 2014

“Visually stunning”

Variety

★★★★

“[Force Majeure] brushes off our surface layer, shows us the icy truth underneath.”

Guardian

★★★★

“Brilliantly testing, laugh-as-you-wince experience”

Telegraph

“Biting satire… a smart and original film.”

Indiewire

”Confrontational and sharply observed… another solid and provocative feature from Östlund”

Hollywood Reporter

“Sardonic, serious, funny, precision-controlled psycho-comedy-drama inspired by the selfishness of our survival instincts.”

Screen International

Synopsis

A Swedish family travels to the French Alps to enjoy a few days of skiing and spend some precious time with each other. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns everything upside down. With diners fleeing in all directions, mother Ebba calls her husband Tomas as she tries to protect her children. Tomas, meanwhile, is running for his life…

Reality returns to embarrassed laughter, the anticipated disaster having failed to occur, and yet the family’s world has been shaken to its core. Tomas’ unexpected action leads them to evaluate their roles and assumptions, a question mark hanging over their father in particular. With the end of the holiday approaching, Tomas and Ebba’s marriage hangs in the balance as Tomas struggles desperately to reclaim his role as family patriarch. FORCE MAJEURE is an observational comedy about the role of the male in modern family life.

Alternate title Turist
Country of Origin: Sweden
Language: Swedish w/ English subtitles
Duration: 118 mins
Rating: M (Coarse language)
Director: Ruben Östlund
Starring: Johannes Bah Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Vincent Wettergren, Brady Corbet, Kristofer Hivju
Australian release: October 16, 2014


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VATICAN MUSEUMS 3D

VATICAN MUSEUMS 3D

IN CINEMAS FROM NOVEMBER 8

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The Greatest Art Collection in History Like You’ve Never Seen It Before!

VATICAN MUSEUMS 3D, a SKY production in collaboration with the Vatican Museums Directorate, for the very first time brings Ultra HD 4K/3D film cameras inside the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, to show the masterpieces in these collections as they have never been seen before.

Thanks to a unique mix of native 3D and the most advanced dimensional techniques used in cinema by directors such as James Cameron and Tim Burton, audiences can immerse themselves in the great masterpieces of art history: “enter” the paintings of Caravaggio and, with unprecedented realism, touch Laocoön and the Belvedere Torso, and feel swathed by the figures in the Sistine Chapel that have never seemed so real before.

Director of the Vatican Museums, Professor Antonio Paolucci, expertly leads us through the past, present and future of the Vatican Museums. From the masterpieces of classic statues to the Cast of Michelangelo’s Pietà, right up to Fontana’s modern sculptures; from paintings by Giotto, Leonardo da Vinci and Caravaggio to those by Van Gogh, Chagall and Dalì; from the extraordinary frescos in the Rooms of Raphael, such as “The School of Athens” to the spectacular masterpieces by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel such as the “Creation of Adam” and the majestic “Last Judgment”.


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IN CINEMAS FROM NOVEMBER 8

VIC: Cinema Nova, Palace Cinema Como, Village Rivoli, Sun Theatre Yarraville, Palace Brighton Bay, Village Knox, Village Southland, Village Doncaster, Village Fountain Gate, Village Century City, Rosebud Cinemas

NSW: Cremorne Orpheum, Dendy Opera Quays, Palace Verona, Dendy Newtown, Palace Norton Street, Event Cinemas Bondi Junction, Event Cinemas Macquarie, Event Cinemas Burwood, Event Cinemas Castle Hill, Avoca Beach Picture Theatre, Empire Cinema Bowral, Palace Byron Bay, Narooma Cinemas, Event Cinemas Hornsby, Event Cinemas Campbelltown, Event Cinemas Tuggerah, Greater Union Shellharbour, Greater Union Cronulla, Greater Union Beverly Hills, Greater Union Newcastle, Majestic Cinemas Port Macquarie, Majestic Cinemas Nambucca Heads

ACT: Dendy Canberra, Greater Union Manuka, Palace Electric

QLD: Palace Centro, Palace Barracks, Dendy Portside, Event Cinemas Chermside, Event Cinemas Indooroopilly, Gold Coast Arts Centre, Event Cinemas Mt Gravatt, Event Cinemas Robina, BCC Maroochydore, BCC Loganholme, BCC Cairns City, BCC Toowoomba Strand, BCC Coolangatta, Noosa 5 Cinemas

SA: Palace Nova Eastend, Event Cinemas Marion

WA: Luna Cinemas Leederville, Event Cinemas Innaloo, Luna on SX Fremantle

TAS: State Cinema, MONA Museum of Old and New Art, CMAX Devonport

NT: BCC Darwin City

National Theatre Live: Treasure Island

TREASURE ISLAND

By Robert Louis Stevenson

Adapted by Bryony Lavery

Screening from February 14, 2015

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Suitable for 10 years +

Robert Louis Stevenson’s story of murder, money and mutiny is brought to life in a thrilling new stage adaptation by Bryony Lavery, captured live from the National Theatre.

It’s a dark, stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the inn-keeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in – and her dangerous voyage begins.