Frankie (2019)

IRA SACHS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  France/Portugal, 2019.  SBS Productions, O Som e a Furia, Beluga Tree, Proximus, ICA Minority Portuguese Co-Production Fund, Centre National De La Cinematographie, ICA French-Portuguese Co-Production Fund, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Federal de Belgique.  Screenplay by Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias.  Cinematography by Rui Pocas.  Produced by Said…

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Red Satin (2002)

RAJA AMARI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Satin Rouge France/Tunisia, 2002.  A.N.P.A., ADR Productions, Arte France Cinema, Canal+, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Nomadis Images.   Screenplay by Raja Amari.  Cinematography by Diane Baratier.  Produced by Dora Bouchoucha Fourati, Alain Rozanes, Pascal Verroust.  Music by Nawfel El Manaa.  Production Design by Kaïs Rostom. …

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Lorna’s Silence (2008)

JEAN-PIERRE DARDENNE, LUC DARDENNE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Le silence de Lorna Belgium/France/Italy/Germany, 2008.  Les Films Du Fleuve, Archipel 35, Lucky Red, Radio Television Belge Francophone, Arte France Cinema, WDR / Arte, Gemini Film, Mogador Film, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Télédistributeurs Wallons, Eurimages, Canal+, CineCinema, Centre…

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Staying Vertical (2016)

ALAIN GUIRAUDIE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  Original title:  Rester Vertical France, 2016.  Les Films du Worso, Arte France Cinema, Canal+, Cine@, Arte France, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Les Films du Losange, Wild Bunch, Cinéventure, Indéfilms 4, Cinémage 10, Région Languedoc-Roussillon, Région Midi-Pyrénées, Région Poitou-Charentes, Département de la Charente-Maritime.  Screenplay by Alain Guiraudie.  Cinematography…

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The Man Who Laughs (2012)

JEAN-PIERRE AMERIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  Original title:  L’homme qui rit France/Czech Republic, 2012.  Incognita Films, EuropaCorp, France 3 Cinema, France 2 Cinema, Okko Productions, DD Productions, Hérodiade, France Télévision, Canal+, Cine@, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Procirep.  Screenplay by Jean-Pierre Améris, Guillaume Laurant, based on the novel by Victor Hugo.  Cinematography by Gerard Simon.  Produced by Thomas…

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Happy As Lazzaro (2018)

ALICE ROHRWACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   Original title:  Lazzaro felice Italy/Switzerland/France/Germany, 2018.  Tempesta, Amka Films Productions, Ad Vitam Production, Pola Pandora Filmproduktions, Rai Cinema, RSI-Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Arte France, Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Regione Lazio, Office Fédéral de la Culture, Fonds Eurimages du…

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Hadewijch (2009)

BRUNO DUMONT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   France, 2009.  3B Productions, Arte France Cinéma, C.R.R.A.V. Nord Pas de Calais, Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, X-Filme Creative Pool, Cofinova 5, Canal+, CinéCinéma, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Contact Film, Cofinova 4, Soficapital, Région Ile-de-France, Région Nord-Pas-de-Calais.  Screenplay by Bruno Dumont.  Cinematography by Yves…

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Transit (2018)

CHRISTIAN PETZOLD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   Germany/France, 2018.  Schramm Film, Neon Productions, Arte France Cinéma, ZDF/Arte, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Beauftragter der Bundesregierung für Angelegenheiten der Kultur und der Medien, Filmförderungsanstalt, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur.  Screenplay by Christian Petzold, based on the novel by Anna Seghers.  Cinematography by Hans Fromm.  Produced by Antonin Dedet, Florian…

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Breathe (2014)

MELANIE LAURENT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Original title:  Respire France, 2014.  Move Movie, Gaumont, Mely Productions, Canal+, Cine@, Sofica Manon 4, Région Languedoc-Roussillon, Centre National De La Cinematographie.  Screenplay by Julien Lambroschini, Mélanie Laurent, based on the novel by Anne-Sophie Brasme.  Cinematography by Arnaud Potier.  Produced by Bruno Levy.  Music by Marc Chouarain.  Production Design by Stanislas Reydellet.  Costume Design by…

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The World of Jacques Demy (1995)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Original title:  L’univers de Jacques Demy France/Belgium/Spain, 1995.  Canal+ Espana, Canal+, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Ciné Tamaris, DocStar, Institut National de L’Audiovisuel, La Sept-Arte, Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres et du Developpement International, Sofica Valor 2.  Screenplay by Agnes Varda.  Cinematography by Stephane Krausz, Peter Pilafian Georges Strouve.  Music by Michel Colombier, Michel…

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Belle Toujours (2006)

MANOEL DE OLIVEIRA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   Portugal/France, 2006.  Filbox Produções, Les Films d’Ici, Instituto do Cinema, Audiovisual e Multimédia, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Radiotelevisão Portuguesa.  Screenplay by Manoel de Oliveira.  Cinematography by Sabine Lancelin.  Produced by Miguel Cadilhe.  Music by Lawrence Foster.  Production Design by Christian Marti.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by Valerie Loiseleux.  European Film Awards…

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Ashes and Blood (2009)

FANNY ARDANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Original title:  Cendres Et Sang France/Romania/Portugal, 2009.  Alfama Films, Arte France Cinema, Hirsch, DD Productions, Libra Film, Clap Filmes, Canal+, CineCinema, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Romanian National Center for Cinematography, Radiotelevisão Portuguesa.  Screenplay by Fanny Ardant, based on the novel by Ismail Kadare.  Cinematography by Gerard de Battista.  Produced by Paulo Branco, Tudor…

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