United Kingdom | 2015 | 105 minutes | Bill Condon
Ian McKellen plays the elderly detective Sherlock Holmes, who now lives on a farm with his housekeeper and her young, inquisitive son. Mr. Holmes wrestles with his aging body and mind, as well as the final, unsolved case he worked on 30 years earlier.
May 29, 2015
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival
|7:00 PM||Date has passed
Actor Hiroyuki Sanada scheduled to attend
May 31, 2015
AMC Pacific Place 11
|4:00 PM||Date has passed|
The May 29 and May 31 screenings are on STANDBY. There are no advance tickets available.
An elderly man sits in a cinema with scenes from his life unfolding upon the silver screen. However, this is not his life as he knew it but a fictionalized adventure based upon the memoirs of his former assistant, Dr. Watson. Having long ago retired to an anonymous life in the Sussex countryside, Sherlock Holmes spends his days indulging his twin hobbies, honey bees and botany; his only two companions being his housekeeper, Mrs. Munro (Laura Linney), and her 14-year-old son, Roger (Milo Parker). But as his once brilliant mind falters, Holmes struggles to remember the details of his final case, involving an aggrieved married couple and a mysterious musical instrument, which may or may not have occult properties. What went so wrong with the investigation that it made the great detective retire? And how is it connected to his recent trip to post-WWII Japan? Based on Mitch Cullin's acclaimed novel A Slight Trick of the Mind, Mr. Holmes reunites Bill Condon, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker of Gods And Monsters, with Ian McKellan, giving a career-best performance, to create a uniquely iconoclastic chapter in the life of pop culture's most famous detective.
Born in 1955, Bill Condon is known for directing Gods And Monsters (1998) and Dreamgirls (2006), for which he won a Golden Globe. He also wrote the screenplay for Chicago (2002) and directed the final two installments in the Twilight film series.
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|Principal Cast:||Ian McKellen, Laura Linney, Milo Parker, Hiroyuki Sanada, Hattie Morahan|
|Running Time:||105 minutes|
|Producer:||Anne Carey, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman|
|Website:||Official Film Website|
|Filmography:||The Fifth Estate (2013), The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 & 2 (2011, 2012), Dreamgirls (2006), Kinsey (2004), Gods and Monsters (1998), The Man Who Wouldn’t Die (1994), Sister, Sister (1987)|