Great Freedom (2021)

SEBASTIAN MEISE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 Original Title: Große Freiheit Austria/Germany, 2021. FreibeuterFilm, Rohfilm, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Piffl Medien, Deutscher Filmforderfonds, Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, Filmfonds Wien, Filmstandort Austria, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienforderung, Österreichisches Filminstitut. Screenplay by Thomas Reider, Sebastian Meise. Cinematography by Crystel Fournier. Produced by…

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Seven Women, Seven Sins (1986)

CHANTAL AKERMAN, MAXI COHEN, VALIE EXPORT, LAURENCE GAVRON, BETTE GORDON, ULRIKE OTTINGER, HELKE SANDER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB France/Austria/Belgium/West Germany/USA, 1986. Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen. Screenplay by Chantal Akerman, Maxi Cohen, Valie Export, Laurence Gavron, Bette Gordon, Ulrike Ottinger, Helke Sander. Cinematography by Ulrike Ottinger. Produced by Maxi Cohen, Maya Faber-Jansen, Brigitte Kramer. Costume…

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Grbavica: Land of My Dreams (2006)

JASMILA ZBANIC Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title:  Grbavica Alternate Title:  Esma’s Secret Bosnia and Herzegovina/Croatia/Austria/Germany, 2006. Coop99 Filmproduktion, Deblokada, Noirfilm Filmproduktion, Jadran Film, Das Kleine Fernsehspiel, ARTE, Balkan Script Development Fund, Bosnia & Hercegovina Ministry of Culture & Sport, Eurimages, Hubert Bals Fund, Javni RTV Servis Bosne i Hercegovine, MFG Filmförderung, Ministy of…

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Sunshine (1999)

ISTVAN SZABO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Germany/Austria/Canada/Hungary/France/United Kingdom/USA, 1999. Alliance Atlantis Communications, Bavaria Film and Television Fund, Channel Four Films, Dor Film Produktionsgesellschaft, Eurimages, Filmfonds Wien, Hungarian Motion Picture Fund, ISL Film, InterCom, Serendipity Point Films, Starhaus Filmproduktion, TV2, The Movie Network, Telefilm Canada, Osterreichischer Rundfunk. Story by István Szabó, Screenplay by István…

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Night Train Murders (1975)

ALDO LADO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: L’ultimo treno della notte Alternate Title: Last Stop On The Night Train, Late Night Trains Italy/West Germany/Austria, 1975. European Incorporation, Rewind Film. Story by Roberto Infascelli, Ettore Sanzò, Screenplay by Renato Izzo, Aldo Lado. Cinematography by Gabor Pogany. Produced by Pino Buricchi, Paolo Infascelli. Music…

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Quo Vadis, Aida (2020)

JASMILA ZBANIC Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 Bosnia And Herzegovina/Austria/Romania/Netherlands/Germany/Poland/France/Norway/Turkey, 2020. Coop99 Filmproduktion, Deblokada Produkcija, Digital Cube, Extreme Emotions, Indie Prod, N279 Entertainment, Radiotelevizija Bosne i Hercegovine, Razor Film Produktion GmbH, TRT, Tordenfilm AS, ZDF/Arte, Osterreichischer Rundfunk. Screenplay by Jasmila Zbanic. Cinematography by Christine A. Maier. Produced by Damir Ibrahimovich, Jasmila Zbanic. Music by…

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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.  The old Finding Your Place In The World narrative is…

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Amour Fou (2014)

JESSICA HAUSNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5 Austria/Luxembourg/Germany, 2014.  Coop99 Filmproduktion, Coop99 Filmproduktion, 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.  A soiree among aristocrats in early nineteenth-century Berlin has among…

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