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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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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Mr. Nobody (2009)

JACO VAN DORMAEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB. Belgium/Germany/Canada/France/USA/United Kingdom, 2009.  Pan Européenne, Virtual Films, Christal Films, Pathe, Integral Films, Lago Film, Toto & Co Films, SCOPE Invest, Groupe Un, Caviar Films, ARD Degeto Film, Belga Films, Canal+, Caviar, CineCinema, Climax Films, Deutscher Filmforderfonds, Fortis Film Fund, France 2, France 2 Cinema, France 3, France 3 Cinema,…

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Frantz (2016)

FRANCOIS OZON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.   France/Germany, 2016.  Mandarin Films, X-Filme Creative Pool, FOZ, Mars Films, France 2 Cinema, Films Distribution, Universal Pictures International, Canal+, Cine@, France Televisions, Sofica Manon 6, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Deutscher Filmforderfonds, Filmforderungsanstalt, Mitteldeutsche Medienforderung, FD Production.  Screenplay by Francois Ozon, in collaboration with Philippe Piazzo, based on the movie Broken Lullaby by Ernst Lubitsch, Reginald…

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Toni Erdmann (2016)

MAREN ADE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Germany/Austria, 2016.  Komplizen Film, Coop99 Filmproduktion, KNM, MonkeyBoy, HiFilm, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, ARTE, Sudwestrundfunk, Austrian Film Institute, Deutscher Filmforderfonds, Eurimages Council of Europe, Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Filmforderungsanstalt, Location Austria, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.  Screenplay by Maren Ade.  Cinematography by Patrick Orth.  Produced…

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Francofonia (2015)

ALEXANDER SOKUROV Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Alternate title:  Francophonia France/Germany, 2015.  Idéale Audience,  Zero One Film, N279 Entertainment, Arte France Cinema, Musée du Louvre, Paris, Eurimages, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Filmforderungsanstalt, Deutscher Filmforderfonds, Netherlands Fund for Film, MEDIA Programme of the European Union.  Screenplay by Aleksandr Sokurov.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced…

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Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)

OLIVIER ASSAYAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France/Switzerland/Germany/USA/Belgium, 2014.  CG Cinéma, Pallas Film, CAB Productions, Vortex Sutra, Arte France Cinéma, ZDF/Arte, Orange Studio, Radio Télévision Suisse, SRG SSR idée suisse, Ezekiel Film Production, Eurimages, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Arte France, Ciné+, Canal+, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmförderungsanstalt, Office Fédéral de la Culture,…

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Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

TOMMY WIRKOLA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Germany/USA, 2013.  Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, MTV Films, Gary Sanchez Productions, Studio Babelsberg, Deutscher Filmforderfonds.  Screenplay by Tommy Wirkola.  Cinematography by Michael Bonvillain.  Produced by Will Ferrell, Beau Flynn, Adam McKay, Kevin J. Messick.  Music by Atli Orvarsson.  Production Design by Stephen Scott.  Costume Design by Marlene Stewart.  Film Editing by Jim Page.   As children, they ate the candy…

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Antichrist (2009)

LARS VON TRIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Denmark/Germany/France/Sweden/Italy/Poland, 2009.  Zentropa Entertainments, Zentropa International Koln, Slot Machine, Memfis Film, Trollhattan Film AB, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Lucky Red, Zentropa International Poland, Danmarks Radio, Arte France Cinema, ZDF/Arte, ARTE, Film i Vast, Sveriges Television, CNC, Canal+, Det Danske Filminstitut, Deutscher Filmforderfonds, Liberator Productions, Nordisk Film & TV Fond,Polski Instytut…

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Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

JIM JARMUSCH Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/Germany/France/Cyprus/USA, 2013.  Recorded Picture Company, Pandora Filmproduktion, Snow Wolf Produktion, Faliro House Productions, Le Pacte, HanWay Films, ARD Degeto Film, Lago Film, Neue Road Movies, Deutscher Filmforderfonds, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Filmförderungsanstalt.  Screenplay by Jim Jarmusch.  Cinematography by Yorick Le Saux.  Produced by Reinhard Brundig, Jeremy Thomas.  Music…

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In Darkness (2011)

AGNIESZKA HOLLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Poland/Germany/Canada, 2011.  Schmidtz Katze Filmkollektiv, The Film Works, Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Filmförderungsanstalt, Hessen-Invest Film, The Harold Greenberg Fund, Rogers Telefund, Mongrel Media, Canadian Heritage, Ontario Media Development Corporation, CinePostproduction, Filmissimo, Cinegate, Studio Babelsberg, Studio Filmowe Zebra, Urban Post Production.  Screenplay by David F….

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Chicken With Plums

BB (out of 5) Original story:  Poulet Aux Prunes Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud’s adaptation of their graphic novel Persepolis was such an important and moving human record that they are forgiven any future missteps, including this doggedly awkward follow-up also based on their book.  Transferring their talents to live-action (where their previous venture was animated)…

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