Dear Comrades (2020)

ANDREY KONCHALOVSKIY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Dorogie tovarishchi Russia, 2020. Production Center of Andrei Konchalovsky. Screenplay by Elena Kiseleva, Andrey Konchalovskiy. Cinematography by Andrey Naydenov. Produced by Andrey Konchalovskiy. Production Design by Irina Ochina. Costume Design by Dmitriy Andreev, Konstantin Mazur. Film Editing by Karolina Maciejewska, Sergey Taraskin.  Lyudmila , a…

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Runaway Train (1985)

ANDREY KONCHALOVSKIY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1985.  Golan-Globus Productions, Northbrook Films.  Screenplay by Djordje Milicevic, Paul Zindel, Edward Bunker, based on a screenplay by Akira Kurosawa.  Cinematography by Alan Hume.  Produced by Yoram Globus, Menahem Golan.  Music by Trevor Jones.  Production Design by Stephen Marsh.  Costume Design by Katherine Dover.  Film Editing by Henry Richardson.   Exciting prison-break movie stars a terrific…

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Shy People (1987)

ANDREY KONCHALOVSKIY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  USA, 1987.  Cannon Group.  Story by Andrey Konchalovskiy, Screenplay by Gerard Brach, Andrey Konchalovskiy, Marjorie David.  Cinematography by Chris Menges.  Produced by Yoram Globus, Menahem Globus.  Music by Tangerine Dream.  Production Design by Stephen Marsh.  Costume Design by Katherine Dover.  Film Editing by Alain Jakubowicz.   Jill Clayburgh is superb as a magazine reporter who decides to…

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Andrei Rublev (1966)

ANDREI TARKOVSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Original title:  Andrei Rublyov USSR, 1969.  Mosfilm, Tvorcheskoe Obedinienie Pisateley i Kinorabotnikov.  Screenplay by Andrey Konchalovskiy, Andrei Tarkovsky.  Cinematography by Vadim Yusov.  Produced by Tamara Ogorodnikova.  Music by Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov.  Production Design by Evgeniy Chernyaev.  Costume Design by Mayar Abar-Baranovskaya, Lidiya Novi.  Film Editing by Tatyana Egorycheva, Lyudmila Feyginova, Olga Shevkunenko. The life of a Byzantine iconographer in…

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Ivan’s Childhood (1962)

ANDREI TARKOVSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  Ivanovo Detstvo USSR, 1962.  Mosfilm, Trete Tvorcheskoe Obedinenie.  Screenplay by Vladimir Bogomolov, Mikhail Papava, based the story Ivan by Vladimir Bogomolov.  Cinematography by Vadim Yusov.  Music by Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov.  Production Design by Evgeniy Chernyaev.  Film Editing by Lyudmila Feyginova. Andrei Tarkovsky’s international breakthrough provides the viewer with all the stultifying imagery of his later…

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Chacun Son Cinema, ou Ce Petit Coup Au Coeur Quand La Lumiere S’Eteint et Que Le Film Commence (2007)

Theodoros Angelopoulos, Olivier Assayas, Bille August, Jane Campion, Youssef Chahine, Kaige Chen, Michael Cimino, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, David Cronenberg, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Manoel de Oliveira, Raymond Depardon, Atom Egoyan, Amos Gitai, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Hsiao-Hsien Hou, Aki Kaurismaki, Abbas Kiarostami, Takeshi Kitano, Andrey Konchalovskiy, Claude Lelouch, Ken Loach, David Lynch, Nanni Moretti, Roman Polanski,…

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