Never Gonna Snow Again (2020)

MALGORZATA SZUMOWSKA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Original Title: Sniegu juz nigdy nie bedzie Poland/Germany, 2020. Lava Films, Match Factory Productions, Warszawski Fundusz Filmowy, Maziowiecki Fundusz Filmowy, Kino Swiat, DI Factory, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE, Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Deutscher Filmforderfonds, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Polsko-Niemiecki Fundusz Filmowy, Cinecopro Award, Amsterdam Post Lab. …

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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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Never Look Away (2018)

FLORIAN HENCKEL VON DONNERSMARCK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Original title:  Werk ohne Autor Germany/Italy, 2018.  Pergamon Film, Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion, Beta Cinema, ARD Degeto Film, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Sky Deutschland, Rai Cinema, W.o.A. Film, ARTE.  Screenplay by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck.  Cinematography by Caleb Deschanel.  Produced by Quirin Berg, Christiane Henckel von Donnersmarck, Florian…

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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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Phoenix (2014)

CHRISTIAN PETZOLD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Germany/Poland, 2014.  Schramm Film Koerner & Weber, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Arte, Tempus. Screenplay by Christian Petzold, Harun Farocki, based on the novel Le Retour Des Cendres by Hubert Monteilhet.  Cinematography by Hans Fromm. Produced by Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber.  Music by Stefan Will.  Production Design by Kade Gruber.  Costume Design…

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Requiem (2006)

HANS-CHRISTIAN SCHMID Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Germany, 2006.  23/5 Filmproduktion GmbH, Arte, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Südwestrundfunk, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Bernd Lange.  Cinematography by Bogumil Godfrejow.  Produced by Hans-Christian Schmid.  Production Design by Christian M. Goldbeck.  Costume Design by Bettina Marx.  Film Editing by Bernd Schlegel, Hansjorg Weissbrich.  Toronto International Film Festival 2006.   The true story of Anneliese Michel, who died of starvation after…

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Marlene (1984)

MAXIMILIAN SCHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  West Germany, 1984.  Bayerischer Rundfunk, Braun Entertainment Group, OKO-Film.  Screenplay by Meir Dohnal, Maximilian Schell.  Cinematography by Henry Hauck, Pavel Hispler, Ivan Slapeta.  Produced by Zev Braun, Karel Dirka.  Music by Nicolas Economou.  Production Design by Heinz Eickmeyer, Zbynek Hloch.  Film Editing by Heidi Genee, Dagmar Hirtz.  Academy Awards 1984.  Boston Film Critics Awards 1987.  New York…

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Colour Of The Ocean

MAGGIE PEREN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Die Farbe des Ozeans Germany/Spain, 2011.  Südart Filmproduktion, Starhaus Filmproduktion, El Olivo Producciones Audiovisuales, Noirfilm, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE, Südwestrundfunk, 40° Filmproduktion.  Screenplay by Maggie Peren. Cinematography by Armin Franzen.  Produced by Boris Jendreyko, Thomas Klimmer. Music by Carolin Heiss, Marc-Sidney Muller.  Production Design by Julian R. Wagner.  Costume Design by Manuel Bonillo.  Film Editing by…

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Beyond Silence (1996)

CAROLINE LINK Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5 Original title:  Jenseits Der Stille Germany, 1996.  Arte, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Claussen & Wöbke Filmproduktion GmbH, Roxy Film, Schweizer Fernsehen, Süddeutscher Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Caroline Link, Beth Serlin.  Cinematography by Gernot Roll.  Produced by Jakob Claussen, Luggi Waldleitner, Thomas Wobke.  Music by Niki Reiser.  Production Design by Susann Bieling.  Costume Design by Katharina von Martius.  Film Editing by…

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Go For Zucker (2004)

DANI LEVY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5 Original title:  Alles Auf Zucker! Germany, 2004.  X-Filme Creative Pool, ARTE, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Dani Levy, Holger Franke.  Cinematography by Carl-Friedrich Koschnick.  Produced by Manuela Stehr.  Music by Niki Reiser.  Production Design by Christian M. Goldbeck.  Costume Design by Lucie Bates.  Film Editing by Elena Bromund.   Hilariously twisted comedy about a debt-saddled man whose…

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Europa Europa (1990)

AGNIESZKA HOLLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Germany/France/Poland, 1990.  Bayerischer Rundfunk, Filmförderungsanstalt, The Senate of Berlin, Sofima, Ministère de la Culture, Centre National du Cinéma et de L’image Animée, Central Cinema Company Film, Les Films du Losange, Telmar Film International Ltd., Zespol Filmowy “Perspektywa”.  Screenplay by Agnieszka Holland, additional material by Paul Hengge, based on the book…

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