Sharmill Films

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death brings her eldest son Jonah back to the family house – forcing him to spend more time with his father Gene and withdrawn younger brother Conrad than he has in years.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

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.

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The Importance of Being Earnest

Captured live and coming soon to Australian cinemas!

Elektra

Strauss’ Elektra

Screening from August 6, 2016

NEW PRODUCTION!    The genius director Patrice Chéreau (From the House of the Dead) didn’t live to see his great Elektra production, previously presented in Aix and Milan, make it to the stage of the Met. But his overpowering vision lives on with soprano Nina Stemme—unmatched today in the heroic female roles of Strauss and Wagner—who portrays Elektra’s primal quest for vengeance. Legendary mezzo-soprano Waltraud Meier is chilling as Elektra’s fearsome mother, Klytämnestra. Soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and bass Eric Owens are Elektra’s troubled siblings. Chéreau’s musical collaborator, Esa-Pekka Salonen, conducts.

Composer: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Production: Patrice Chéreau
Cast: Nina Stemme, Waltraud Meier, Adrianne Pieczonka, Eric Owens

Sung in German with Met Titles in English

Approximate running time: 2 hours 10 minutes inc. intermission

Roberto Devereux

Gaetano Donizetti’s Roberto Devereux

Screening from July 2, 2016

MET PREMIERE!   Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the extraordinary challenge of singing all three of Donizetti’s Tudor queens in the course of a single season, a rare feat made famous by Beverly Sills—and not attempted on a New York stage since. In this climactic opera of the trilogy, directed by Sir David McVicar, she plays Queen Elizabeth I, forced to sign the death warrant of the nobleman she loves, Roberto Devereux. Tenor Matthew Polenzani is Devereux, and mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča and baritone Mariusz Kwiecien complete the principal quartet in the bel canto masterpiece, conducted by Donizetti specialist Maurizio Benini.

Conductor: Maurizio Benini
Production: David McVicar
Cast: Sondra Radvanovsky, Matthew Polenzani, Elīna Garanča, Mariusz Kwiecien

Sung in Italian with Met Titles in English

Approximate running time: 3 hours 30 minutes inc. intermission

Madama Butterfly

Puccini’s Madama Butterfly

Screening from June 4, 2016

Anthony Minghella’s breathtaking production has thrilled audiences ever since its premiere in 2006. One of the world’s foremost Butterflys, soprano Kristine Opolais, takes on the title role, and Roberto Alagna sings Pinkerton, the naval officer who breaks Butterfly’s heart. Karel Mark Chichon conducts.

Conductor: Karel Mark Chichon
Production: Anthony Minghella
Cast: Kristine Opolais, Roberto Alagna

Sung in Italian with Met Titles in English

Approximate running time: 3 hours 40 minutes inc. intermission.