Tony Manero (2008)

PABLO LARRAIN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Chile/Brazil, 2008.  Fabula Productions, Fabula, Latina Estudio Prodigital, Latina Estudio.  Screenplay by Alfredo Castro, Mateo Iribarren, Pablo Larraín.  Cinematography by Sergio Armstrong.  Produced by Juan de Dios Larrain.  Music by Juan Cristóbal Meza.  Production Design by Polin Garbizu.   Costume Design by Muriel Parra.  Film Editing by Anrea…

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The Traitor (2019)

MARCO BELLOCCHIO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5. Original Title: Il traditore Italy/France/Germany/Brazil, 2019.  IBC Movie, Kavac Film, Rai Cinema, Ad Vitam Production, Gullane, Match Factory Productions, ARTE.  Screenplay by Marco Bellocchio, Valia Santella, Ludovica Rampoldi, Francesco Piccolo, Francesco La Licata.  Cinematography by Vladan Radovic.  Produced by Beppe Caschetto, Viola Fugen, Simone Gattoni, Caio Gullane,…

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Bacurau (2019)

JULIANO DORNELLES, KLEBER MENDONCA FILHO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Brazil/France, 2019.  Ancine, Arte France Cinema, CNC Aide aux cinémas du monde – Institut Français, CinemaScópio Produções, Globo Filmes, Globosat / Telecine, SBS Films, Símio Filmes.  Screenplay by Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles.   Cinematography by Pedro Sotero.   Produced by Said Ben Said, Michel Merkt. …

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Too Late To Die Young (2018)

DOMINGA SOTOMAYOR CASTILLO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB Original Title: Tarde Para Morir Joven Chile/Brazil/Argentina/Netherlands/Qatar, 2018.  Cinestación, RT Features, Ruda Cine, Circe Films.  Screenplay by Dominga Sotomayor Castillo.  Cinematography by Inti Briones. Produced by Dominga Sotomayor Castillo, Rodrigo Teixeira.  Production Design by Estefania Larrain. Costume Design by Felipe Criado, Estefania Larrain. Film Editing by…

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Diamantino (2018)

GABRIEL ABRANTES, DANIEL SCHMIDT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Portugal/France/Brazil, 2018.  Maria & Mayer, Les Films du Bélier, Syndrome Films, Filmes do Tejo.  Screenplay by Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt. Cinematography by Charles Ackley Anderson.  Produced by Maria Joao Mayer, Justin Taurand, Daniel van Hoogstraten.  Music by Adriana Holtz, Ulysse Klotz.  Production Design by Cypress…

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Nobody’s Watching (2017)

JULIA SOLOMONOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Original Title:  Nadie nos mira Argentina/Spain/Colombia/Brazil/USA, 2017.  CEPA Audiovisual, Mad Love Film Factory, Aleph Motion Pictures, Taiga Filmes, La Panda, Travesia Productions, Miss Wasabi, Schortcut Films, Epicentre Films, Perdomo Productions, Programa Ibermedia, Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales, La Boyita, La Casa Studio, Chinita Films.  Screenplay by…

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The Edge of Democracy (2019)

PETRA COSTA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Brazil, 2019.  Busca Vida Filmes.  Screenplay by Petra Costa, co-writers Carol Pires, David Barker, Moara Passoni.  Cinematography by João Atala, Ricardo Stuckert.  Produced by Shane Boris, Petra Costa, Joanna Natasegara, Tiago Pavan.  Music by Vitor Araújo, Rodrigo Leao, Gilberto Monte, Lucas Santtana.  Film Editing by João Atala,…

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Boy And The World (2013)

ALE ABREU Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBB.   Original title:  O Menino e o Mundo Brazil, 2013.  Filme de Papel.  Screenplay by Alê Abreu.  Produced by Fernanda Carvalho, Tita Tessler.  Music by Ruben Feffer, Gustavo Kurlat.  Film Editing by Alê Abreu.  Beautifully rendered tale that has no (discernible) dialogue and whose simple animation style emphasizes rough drawings with bright colours.  Its…

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Call Me By Your Name (2017)

LUCA GUADAGNINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   Italy/France/Brazil/USA, 2017.  Frenesy Film Company, La Cinéfacture, RT Features, Water’s End Productions, M.Y.R.A. Entertainment, Ministero per I Beni e le Attivita Culturali, Lombardia Film Commission.  Screenplay by James Ivory, based on the novel by André Aciman.  Cinematography by Sayombhu Mukdeeprom. Produced by Emilie Georges, Luca Guadagnino, James Ivory, Marco Morabito, Howard Rosenman,…

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Zama (2017)

LUCRECIA MARTEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB. Argentina/Spain/France/Netherlands/USA/Brazil/Mexico/Portugal/Lebanon/Switzerland, 2017.  Bananeira Filmes, CNC, Canana, El Deseo, Institut Francais, Instituto de la Cinematografia y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales, KNM, L’Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, Lemming Film, Louverture Films, MPM Film, Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres et du Developpement International, Netherland Filmfund,…

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Bye Bye Brazil (1980)

CARLOS DIEGUES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Original title:  Bye Bye Brasil France/Brazil/Argentina, 1980.  Luiz Carlos Barreto Produções Cinematográficas. Screenplay by Carlos Diegues, Leopoldo Serran.  Cinematography by Lauro Escorel.  Produced by Lucy Barreto, Luiz Carlos Barreto.  Music by Chico Buarque de Hollanda, Dominguinhos, Roberto Menescal.  Production Design by Anisio Medeiros.  Costume Design by Anisio Medeiros.  Film Editing by Anisio Medeiros, Mair Tavares.  …

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The Witch (2015)

ROBERT EGGERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA/United Kingdom/Canada/Brazil, 2015.  Parts and Labor, RT Features, Rooks Nest Entertainment, Code Red Productions, Scythia Films, Maiden Voyage Pictures, Mott Street Pictures, Pulse Films,  Very Special Projects.  Screenplay by Robert Eggers.  Cinematography by Jarin Blaschke.  Produced by Daniel Bekerman, Lars Knudsen, Jodi Redmond, Rodrigo Teixeira, Jay Van Hoy.  Music by Mark Korven.  Production…

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