Sherlock – The Abominable Bride
In cinemas 2 January 2016
“Dr John Watson, meet Mr Sherlock Holmes.”
We’ve been here before - but what if this wasn’t the modern day but the late Victorian period? What if the world’s most famous consulting detective and his best friend lived in a Baker Street of steam trains, hansom cabs, top hats and frock-coats?
Welcome to ‘Sherlock’ in 1895!
Some things, though, remain reassuringly the same. Friendship, adventure and especially, MURDER…
Why is Thomas Ricoletti a little surprised to see his wife dressed in her old wedding gown? Because, just a few hours before, she took her own life…
Mrs Ricoletti’s ghost now appears to be prowling the streets with an unslakeable thirst for revenge. From fog-shrouded Limehouse to the bowels of a ruined church, Holmes, Watson and their friends must use all their cunning to combat an enemy seemingly from beyond the grave and the final, shocking truth about…the Abominable Bride!
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, 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, Mount Vic Flicks, Great Lakes Cinema
ACT: Palace Electric
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.
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.
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.
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.
ENCORE SCREENINGS THIS WEEK!
THE TIMES, THE GUARDIAN, THE INDEPENDENT, DAILY EXPRESS, SUNDAY EXPRESS, DAILY MAIL, EVENING STANDARD
Don’t miss Poirot star David Suchet as the formidable Lady Bracknell in Oscar Wilde’s much loved masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest which will be captured LIVE for cinemas from London’s Vaudeville Theatre. A superb satire on Victorian manners and one of the funniest plays in the English language, the delightful repartee and hilarious piercing of hypocrisy will make you laugh out loud!
‘Laugh-out-loud funny… all-out joy’ – Dominic Maxwell, The Times
‘A magnificent, stage-filling performance… majestically funny’ – Michael Billington, The Guardian
ENCORE SCREENINGS BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Opening in Australian cinemas from 24 September 2015.
“London Road was a mighty success on stage. Now it is a unique triumph on the movie screen.”
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
‘Touching, haunting, thoughtful and blazingly original. A deeply inventive, bold, life-affirming musical.’
Dave Calhoun, Time Out.
‘A bold, inspired and entirely unique piece of British cinema, London Road is absolutely unmissable.’
Hailed as a remarkable, ground-breaking work during two sell-out runs at the National Theatre, the feature film adaptation of London Road reunites the award winning team, with script by Alecky Blythe, music by Adam Cork and directed by Rufus Norris (Broken).
London Road documents the events that shook Suffolk in 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. The residents of London Road had struggled for years with frequent soliciting and kerb-crawling on their street. The film follows the community who found themselves at the epicentre of the tragic events. Using their own words set to an innovative musical score, London Road tells a moving story of ordinary people coming together during the darkest of experiences.
London Road features an ensemble cast that includes Olivia Colman, Clare Burt, Rosalie Craig, Anita Dobson, James Doherty, Hal Fowler, Kate Fleetwood, Linzi Hateley, Nick Holder, Claire Moore, Michael Shaeffer, Nicola Sloane, Paul Thornley, Howard Ward, Duncan Wisbey and Tom Hardy.
FABERGÉ: A LIFE OF ITS OWN
This captivating new event tells the fascinating story behind the most prestigious name in luxury: Fabergé. Enjoying unprecedented access to the most esteemed private collections, insights from world experts and interviews with the descendants of the Fabergé family, this is a rare opportunity to discover the genius of the family behind the finest objects ever created.
The event features the extraordinary unveiling of two historic new pieces – the first new Fabergé egg in almost 100 years, and a lost treasure, recently discovered in America’s Midwest by a scrap metal dealer – and presents them exclusively to international cinema audiences, before they return to the secrecy of their very private collections.
Experience the wonder of seeing Fabergé’s exquisite objects in stunning detail on the big screen for the first time.