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.
Recent film releases include prestigious titles such as Lady Macbeth, the critically heralded British hit of the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, Frantz, the captivating wartime romance from beloved French auteur François Ozon, and Palme d'Or winner and Oscar nominee The Square, a razor sharp comedy from the director of previous Sharmill release Force Majeure. Forthcoming releases include Foxtrot, the sophomore feature from Israeli director Samuel Maoz (Lebanon) and Israel's official submission to the Academy Awards, and The Wild Pear Tree from lauded Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan.
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.
Other past releases include films from Sweden (Force Majeure), France (Slack Bay), Portugal (The Ornithologist), 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 (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.