That Time Of Year (Den tid på året) (2018)

PAPRIKA STEEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Denmark, 2018. Nordisk Film Production, Det Danske Filminstitut, FilmFyn, TV2 Danmark.  Screenplay by Jakob Weis.  Produced by Mikael Chr. Rieks.  Music by Jeppe Kaas.  Production Design by Lasse Strøm. Costume Design by Stine Gudmundsen-Holmgreen.  Film Editing by Jacob Thuesen.  Toronto International Film Festival 2018.   Anyone who has watched The Family Stone, Home For The Holidays or a ton … More That Time Of Year (Den tid på året) (2018)

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The Square (2017)

RUBEN OSTLUND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Sweden/Germany/France/Denmark, 2017.  Plattform Produktion, Arte France Cinema, Coproduction Office, Det Danske Filminstitut, Essential Filmproduktion GmbH, Film i Vast, Imperative Entertainment, Minorordningen, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Sveriges Television, Swedish Film Institute, Yle to 1 Finland, ZDF/Arte.  Screenplay by Ruben Ostlund.  Cinematography by Fredrik Wenzel.  Produced by Philippe Bober, Erik Hemmendorff.  Music by Rasmus Thord.  Production … More The Square (2017)

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A War (Krigen)

BBB (out of 5) Danish soldiers in rural Afghanistan become embroiled in the situation of one particular family in the village where they are stationed, placing the family in danger from the Taliban that these peacekeepers are there to protect them from.  When an ambush leads to a split-second decision on the part of the commander to … More A War (Krigen)

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Melancholia

BB.5 (out of 5) Lars Von Trier goes for epic grandeur but never quite reaches the limits of his magnificent scope with this science-fiction melodrama. The first half takes place at a wedding being held at a ritzy golf course, where bride Kirsten Dunst is unable to shake off her massive depression enough to be satisfied … More Melancholia

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Dogville

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Lars Von Trier has made his most audacious film yet with this powerful drama, whose most extreme moments are so over the top as to actually make them humorous. It takes place in a tiny American mountain town in the thirties but uses a theatrical approach to its setting, with all … More Dogville

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Europa (Zentropa)

BBBB (out of 5) Gorgeous, visionary tale from Lars Von Trier set in postwar Germany. German-descended, American-born Jean-Marc Barr shows up in his father’s destroyed country and, thanks to the connection with his conductor uncle, gets a job working for the Zentropa train line. While on the job he makes the acquaintance of American officers who … More Europa (Zentropa)

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