Sharmill Films

Sherlock – The Abominable Bride

Sherlock – The Abominable Bride

In cinemas 2 January 2016

Sherlock, starring Academy Award Nominee Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Emmy Award Winner Martin Freeman as John Watson, is a global phenomenon. The show has been sold to over 240 territories across the world, won 12 BAFTAs, seven Emmys and a prestigious Peabody Award as well as accolades at the Edinburgh TV Festival and the Television Critics Association in the US.

Sherlock – The Abominable Bride will see Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman reprise their roles as Holmes and Watson in a one-off episode set in Victorian London in 1895.  The episode has been co-written by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss and will also see series regulars Rupert Graves, Una Stubbs, Louise Brealey and Amanda Abbington join the cast.  It is directed by Douglas Mackinnon (Doctor Who, Line of Duty).


VIC: Cinema Nova, Palace Westgarth, Palace Balwyn, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Como, Palace Kino, Cloud 9 Bright, Regent Ballarat, Classic Elsternwick, Cameo Belgrave, Lido Cinema, Sun Bairnsdale Cinema, United Craigieburn, Star Cinema Bendigo, Sun Theatre Yarraville

NSW: Hayden Orpheum, Ritz Cinema, Palace Norton Street, Palace Chauvel, Avoca Beach Picture Theatre, Majestic Sawtell, Riverside Parramatta, Narooma Kinema, Roseville Cinemas, Limelight Tuggeranong, United Warriewood, United Narellan, Great Lakes Cinema

ACT: Palace Electric

QLD: Palace Barracks, Palace Centro, Majestic Nambour, New Farm Cinemas, Hawthorne Deluxe, United Eldorado, Gold Coast Arts Centre

SA: Regal Theatre Kensington, Trak Cinemas Toorak Gardens, Palace Nova Eastend

WA: Luna Leederville, Luna on SX, Warwick 9 Grand Cinemas, United Rockingham, Cygnet Grand Cinemas

TAS: State Cinema, CMAX Devonport


National Theatre Live: Les Liaisons Dangereuses

From 9 April 2016

Following the hugely successful broadcasts of Coriolanus and King Lear, National Theatre Live brings the Donmar Warehouse’s highly anticipated new production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses to cinemas – broadcast live from the Donmar’s London home.

Directed by Josie Rourke (Coriolanus), the cast includes Elaine Cassidy (The Paradise), Janet McTeer (The White Queen) and Dominic West (The Wire).

In 1782, Choderlos de Laclos’ novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal in pre-revolutionary France scandalised the world. Two hundred years later, Christopher Hampton’s irresistible adaptation swept the board, winning the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Play. Josie Rourke’s revival now marks the play’s thirty year anniversary.

Former lovers, the Marquise de Merteuil and Vicomte de Valmont now compete in games of seduction and revenge. Merteuil incites Valmont to corrupt the innocent Cecile de Volanges before her wedding night but Valmont has targeted the peerlessly virtuous and beautiful Madame de Tourvel. While these merciless aristocrats toy with others’ hearts and reputations, their own may prove more fragile than they supposed.

Florence and the Uffizi Gallery

In cinemas 21 November!

Participating Cinemas

‘Florence and the Uffizi Gallery 3D/4K: a journey into the heart of the Renaissance’ is much more than a classic Art documentary: it’s a multi-dimensional, multi-sensory journey into the Italian Renaissance through the most beautiful, representative works of art of the period.

For the first time in cinema theaters worldwide comes an art film on the veritable open-air museum that is the city of Florence in which 3D technology ensures a totally immersive, unprecedented viewing experience: works of art speak for themselves with all the power of their extraordinary beauty enhanced by 3D vision.

A stimulating “emotional” commentary is given by a major, leading Renaissance figure, our guide Lorenzo the Magnificent, played by Simon Merrells.  From a timeless limbo, he takes us through a tour of “his” Florence, the cradle of Renaissance culture, all to the splendid accompaniment of carefully selected music. Also featured are valuable artistic contributions made by experts such as Antonio Natali, the Director of the Uffizi Gallery for almost 10 years; Marco Ciatti, Superintendent of the ‘Opificio delle Pietre Dure’ and Arturo Galansino, Director of Palazzo Strozzi.

Not only does this Art Film promise a unique 3D/4K viewing experience but it also offers an emotionally moving and engaging narrative.



Cinema Nova

Palace Cinema Como
Village Knox
Village Southland
Village Fountain Gate
Village Rivoli
Palace Brighton Bay

Sorrento Cinema

Star Cinema Bendigo
Memo Healesville

Regent Ballarat
Sun Theatre Yarraville

Cremorne Orpheum

Dendy Opera Quays
Palace Verona
Dendy Newtown
Palace Norton Street
Avoca Beach Picture Theatre
Greater Union Newcastle
Riverside Parramatta
Mount Vic Flicks

Dendy Canberra
Palace Electric

Palace Centro
Dendy Portside
Regal Twin Graceville
Noosa 5 Cinemas
Gold Coast Arts Centre

Palace Nova Eastend
Wallis Mitcham

Cinema Paradiso

State Cinema
MONA Museum of Old and New Art
CMAX Devonport

‘The Reflektor Tapes’ – Arcade Fire documentary

Directed by Kahlil Joseph
In select cinemas 1 October 2015

Directed by 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Short Films winner Kahlil Joseph, The Reflektor Tapes is a fascinating insight into the making of Arcade Fire’s international #1 album Reflektor.

The film recontextualizes the album experience, transporting the viewer into a kaleidoscopic sonic and visual landscape. It charts the band’s creative journey as they lay foundations for the album in Jamaica, record in Montreal and play an impromptu gig at a Haitian hotel on the first night of Carnival, before bringing their breath-taking live show to packed arenas in Los Angeles and London.

The Reflektor Tapes blends never before seen personal interviews and moments captured by the band to dazzling effect, and features 20 minutes of exclusive unseen footage, filmed only for cinema audiences.

Sharmill Films will release The Reflektor Tapes at select theatres nationally on 1 October 2015 for a strictly limited theatrical season.

Participating cinemas

VIC – Cinema Nova, Carlton
NSW – Ritz Cinema, Sydney
SA – Palace Nova, Adelaide
WA – Luna Leederville, Perth

The Measure of a Man

Directed by Stéphane Brizé

At the age of 51 and after 20 months on unemployment, Thierry starts a new job that soon brings him face to face with a moral dilemma. How much is he willing to accept to keep his job?

From the acclaimed director of Mademoiselle Chambon, and featuring an extraordinary lead performance by Vincent Lindon, who was awarded Best Actor at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

Release date TBC.

Louder Than Bombs

Directed by Joachim Trier

An upcoming exhibition celebrating photographer Isabelle Reed three years after her untimely death brings her eldest son Jonah back to the family house – forcing him to spend more time with his father Gene and withdrawn younger brother Conrad than he has in years. With the three of them under the same roof, Gene tries desperately to connect with his two sons, but they struggle to reconcile their feelings about the woman they remember so differently.

From acclaimed director Joachim Trier (Oslo, August 31st), starring Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert and Jesse Eisenberg.

Release date TBC.

Our Last Tango

Directed by German Kral

The feature documentary, executive produced by Wim Wenders (Pina, Buena Vista Social Club), tells the story of María Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes, the two most famous dancers in tango’s history, using an innovative combination of interviews, documentary footage and complex dance choreography.

Release date TBC.

National Theatre Live: As You Like It

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Polly Findlay

Screening from March 19, 2016

Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change comes to the National Theatre for the first time in over 30 years, with Rosalie Craig (London Road, Macbeth at MIF) as Rosalind.

With her father the Duke banished and in exile, Rosalind and her cousin Celia leave their lives in the court behind them and journey into the Forest of Arden.

There, released from convention, Rosalind experiences the liberating rush of transformation. Disguising herself as a boy, she embraces a different way of living and falls spectacularly in love.

National Theatre Live: Jane Eyre


By Charlotte Brontë

Directed by Sally Cookson

Screening from February 13, 2016

The acclaimed re-imagining of Bronte’s masterpiece was first staged by the Bristol Old Vic. Director Sally Cookson now brings her celebrated production to the National, presented as a single, exhilarating performance.

Almost 170 years on, Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production uncovers one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment on her own terms.

From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart.

Highly Strung

Highly Strung: A story of passion…of obsession…and possession.

A journey into a rarefied world of elusive tones evoked by horsehair on catgut, of investors lured to spend millions on unique instruments. The deadly sins of lust, jealousy and greed jostle with the purity of philanthropy and sonic perfection. A duel of tension and harmony in a Quartet of youthful virtuosi expanding their skills on a clutch of rare Guadagninis. An exploration of the mystery and the lost, delicate art of constructing these robust masterpieces Exquisite imagery will illuminate a complex history of enduring instruments and their temporary custodians.

And then there’s the music!

Highly Strung will have its world premiere as the opening night film of the Adelaide Film Festival – tickets and further information available here!

Directed by Scott Hicks (Shine and Glass: A Portrait of Philip in 12 Parts). Release date TBC.