Sharmill Films has an incomparable and uncompromised record of bringing sublime cinema to Australian shores, specialising in the best of world cinema, and the best in event cinema including the Met Opera: Captured Live in HD direct from New York, and Great Britain’s National Theatre Live.
Film releases include prestigious titles direct from the Cannes Film Festival: The Measure of a Man starring Cannes Best Actor award winner Vincent Lindon, Louder Than Bombs, director Joachim Trier’s follow up to Oslo August 31st, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne and Isabelle Huppert, and the forthcoming Slack Bay, the new film from the inimitable auteur Bruno Dumont, starring Juliette Binoche. Recent acquisitions include Lady Macbeth, the critically heralded British hit of the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, and Frantz, the captivating new film from beloved French auteur François Ozon.
Sharmill Films is the leading Australian distributor of alternate content ‘event cinema’ featuring Captured Live in HD seasons of New York’s Met Opera and National Theatre Live from Great Britain, screening concurrently in Australian cinemas with the international seasons.
Past film releases include films from Sweden (Force Majeure), Turkey (Winter Sleep), England (London Road), France/Italy (A Castle in Italy), France/Finland/Germany (Le Havre), Israel (Waltz With Bashir), Germany/Turkey (The Edge of Heaven), Cambodia (The Missing Picture), Iraqi Kurdistan (My Sweet Pepper Land), Canada (Gabrielle, Mommy), and USA (Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing).
Natalie Miller AO, who established Sharmill Films in 1967, is passionate about cinema and the business of film. A pioneer of Australian arthouse cinema and visionary distributor, Natalie is best known for being the first independent woman distributor in Australia, and as the successful co-founder of the iconic Cinema Nova in Melbourne.