Silent Land (2021)

AGNIESZKA WOSZCYNSKA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Cicha ziemia Poland/Czech Republic/Italy, 2021. Lava Films, Kino Produzioni, I/O post, EC1 Lódz – Miasto Kultury, Canal+ Polska, Eurimages, Státní fond kinematografie, Ministero della Cultura, Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Fondazione Sardegna Film Commission. Screenplay by Piotr Litwin, Agnieszka Woszczynska. Cinematography by Bartosz Swiniarski. Produced by…

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Corpus Christi (2019)

JAN KOMASA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5. Original title:  Boze Cialo Poland, 2019.  Aurum Film, WFS Walter Film Studio, Canal+ Polska, Podkarpacki Fundusz Filmowy, Les Contes modernes, Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee.  Screenplay by Mateusz Pacewicz.  Cinematography by Piotr Sobocinski Jr..  Produced by Leszek Bodzak, Aneta Cebula-Hickinbotham. …

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Elles (2011)

MALGORZATA SZUMOWSKA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. France/Poland/Germany, 2011.  Slot Machine, Zentropa International Poland, Zentropa International Koln, Canal+ Polska, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Shot – Szumowski, Liberator Productions, Polish Film Institute, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutscher Filmforderfonds, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Procirep, Angoa-Agicoa, Haut et Court, Memento Films International, Potemkine Films, Kino Swiat, Cofinova 7,…

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Cold War (2018)

PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Original title:  Zimna wojna Poland/United Kingdom/France, 2018.  Opus Film, Apocalypso Pictures, MK2 Productions, Arte France, BFI Film Fund, Canal+ Polska, Cinestaan Film Company, City of Lodz, City of Warsaw, EC1 Lódz – Miasto Kultury, Eurimages, Film4, Kino Swiat, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, MK2 Films, Maziowiecki Fundusz Filmowy, Mazovia…

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Ida (2013)

PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.    Poland/Denmark/France/United Kingdom, 2013.  Opus Film, Phoenix Film Investments, Canal+ Polska, City of Lodz, Danish Film Institute, Eurimages, Phoenix Film Poland, Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Portobello Pictures.  Screenplay by Pawel Pawlikowski, Rebecca Lenkiewicz.  Cinematography by Ryszard Lenczewski, Lukasz Zal.  Produced by Eric Abraham, Piotr Dzieciol, Ewa Puszczynska.  Music by Kristian Eidnes Andersen.  Production Design by…

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Palimpsest (2006)

KONRAD NIEWOLSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  Poland, 2006.   Zebra Film Studio, TVP, Canal+, Canal+ Polska, Studio Filmowe Zebra, Telewizja Polska.   Screenplay by Igor Brejdygant.   Cinematography by Arkadiusz Tomiak.   Produced by Juliusz Machulski.   Music by Bartlomiej Gliniak.   Production Design by Monika Sajko.   Costume Design by Pawel Grabarczyk.   Film Editing by Jaroslaw Pietraszek.    Reality and…

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The Pianist (2002)

ROMAN POLANSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  France/Poland/Germany/United Kingdom, 2002.  R.P. Productions, Heritage Films, Studio Babelsberg, Runteam, Canal+, StudioCanal, Bac Films, Canal+ Polska, Telewizja Polska, Agencja Produkcji Filmowej, Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmförderungsanstalt.  Screenplay by Ronald Harwood, based on the book by Wladyslaw Szpilman.  Cinematography by Pawel Edelman.  Produced by Robert Benmussa, Roman Polanski, Alain Sarde.  Music by Wojciech Kilar.  Production Design by…

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In The Name Of

BBB.5 (out of 5) Original title:  W Imie… A dedicated priest at a youth centre in a country village aims at helping residents transition from juvenile detention and keep them from a lifetime in the prison system.  He works hard, spares no discipline on the young men but treats them with kindness and understanding; of course…

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