Tomcat (2016)

KLAUS HANDL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB Original Title: Kater Austria, 2016.  Coop99 Filmproduktion.  Screenplay by Klaus Händl.  Cinematography by Gerald Kerkletz.  Produced by Antonin Svoboda, Bruno Wagner.  Music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Maurice Ravel.  Production Design by Enid Löser.  Costume Design by Tanja Hausner.   Film Editing by Joana Scrinzi.  Podcast: Bad…

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Little Joe (2019)

JESSICA HAUSNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Austria/United Kingdom/Germany/France, 2019.  Coop99 Filmproduktion, The Bureau, Essential Filmproduktion GmbH, Arte Deutschland TV, Bayerischer Rundfunk, British Broadcasting Corporation, British Film Institute, Coproduction Office, Eurimages, Film Industry Support Austria, Filmfonds Wien, Filmstandort Austria, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Société Parisienne de Production, Osterreichischer Rundfunk, Österreichisches Filminstitut.  Screenplay by Géraldine Bajard, Jessica…

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The Hands of Orlac (1924)

ROBERT WIENE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Original Title: Orlacs Hände Austria/Germany, 1924.  Berolina Film GmbH, Pan Films.  Screenplay by Louis Nerz, based on the novel by Maurice Renard.  Cinematography by Hans Androschin, Gunther Krampf.  Music by Henning Lohner, Paul Mercer.  Production Design by Stefan Wessely, Hans Rouc.   Conrad Veidt reunites with his Caligari…

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Women Without Men (2009)

SHIRIN NESHAT, SHOJA AZARI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. Original Title: Zanan-e bedun-e mardan Germany/Austria/France/Italy/Ukraine/Morocco/Iran, 2009. Essential Filmproduktion GmbH, Coop99 Filmproduktion, Coproduction Office, CinePostproduction, Rommel Film, BIM Distribuzione, EMC Produktion, Sota Cinema Group, Schönheitsfarm Postproduction, Manfred Bunwey Filmproduktion, Agora Films, Sundance Feature Film Program, Osterreichischer Rundfunk, MEDIA Programme of the European Union.  Screenplay by…

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Yomeddine (2018)

A.B. SHAWKY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Egypt/Austria/USA, 2018.  Desert Highway Pictures, Film-Clinic.  Screenplay by A.B. Shawky.  Cinematography by Federico Cesca.  Produced by Dina Emam.  Music by Omar Fadel.  Production Design by Laura Moss.  Costume Design by Asmaa Alawi.  Film Editing by Erin Greenwell.  Cannes Film Festival 2018.  The old Finding Your Place In…

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Amour Fou (2014)

JESSICA HAUSNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   Austria/Luxembourg/Germany, 2014.  Coop99 Filmproduktion, Amour Fou Luxembourg, Essential Filmproduktion GmbH.  Screenplay by Jessica Hausner, dramaturgy by Géraldine Bajard.  Cinematography by Martin Gschlacht.  Produced by Martin Gschlacht, Antonin Svoboda, Bruno Wagner.  Production Design by Katharina Woppermann.  Costume Design by Tanja Hausner.  Film Editing by Karina Ressler.  Toronto International Film Festival 2014.   A soiree among aristocrats in early nineteenth-century…

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Happy End (2017)

MICHAEL HANEKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   France/Austria/Germany, 2017.  Les Films du Losange, X-Filme Creative Pool, Wega Film, Arte France Cinema, France 3 Cinema, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE G.E.I.E, Arte France, France Televisions, Canal+,  Cine+, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Pictanovo Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Région Hauts-de-France, Filmforderungsanstalt, CNC/FFA Mini-Traite, Österreichisches Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien, Eurimages.  Cinematography by Christian Berger.  Produced by Margaret Menegoz.  Production…

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Center of My World (2016)

JAKOB M. ERWA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.   Original title:  Die Mitte der Welt Germany/Austria, 2016. Neue Schonhauser Filmproduktion, Prisma Film, Universum Film, mojo:pictures, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE, Osterreichischer Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Jakob M. Erwa, based on the novel by Andreas Steinhofel.  Cinematography by The Chau Ngo.  Produced by Boris Schonfelder.  Music by Paul Gallister.  Production Design by Veronika…

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Toni Erdmann (2016)

MAREN ADE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Germany/Austria, 2016.  Komplizen Film, Coop99 Filmproduktion, KNM, MonkeyBoy, HiFilm, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, ARTE, Sudwestrundfunk, Austrian Film Institute, Deutscher Filmforderfonds, Eurimages Council of Europe, Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Filmforderungsanstalt, Location Austria, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.  Screenplay by Maren Ade.  Cinematography by Patrick Orth.  Produced…

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Goodnight Mommy (2014)

SEVERIN FIALA, VERONIKA FRANZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Ich seh, Ich seh Austria, 2014.  Ulrich Seidl Film Produktion GmbH.  Screenplay by Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala.  Cinematography by Martin Gschlacht.  Produced by Ulrich Seidl.  Music by Olga Neuwirth.  Production Design by Hubert Klausner, Hannes Salat.  Costume Design by Tanja Hausner.  Film Editing by Michael Palm.  Las Vegas Film Critics Awards 2015.   …

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Models (1999)

ULRICH SEIDL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Austria, 1999.  MR Filmproduktion.  Screenplay by Ulrich Seidl.  Cinematography by Ortrun Bauer, Jerzy Palacz, Hans Selikovsky.  Produced by Kurt J. Mrkwicka.  Film Editing by Christof Schertenleib. Ulrich Seidl’s career-long fascination with exploitation continues as he enlists four women who work in the field of modeling to perform in a fictionalized version of…

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The Boat Is Full (1981)

MARKUS IMHOOF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Original title:  Das Boot Ist Voll Switzerland/West Germany/Austria, 1981.  Limbo Film AG, Schweizer Fernsehen, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Österreichischer Rundfunk. Sc  reenplay by Markus Imhoof, based on the book by Alfred A. Haesler.  Cinematography by Hans Liechti.  Produced by George Reinhart.  Production Design by Max Stubenrauch.  Film Editing by Helena Gerber, Fee Liechti.  Academy Awards 1981. …

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