Pain And Glory (2019)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Original title:  Dolor y Gloria Spain, 2019.  Canal+, Cine@, El Deseo, El Primer Deseo, Gobierno de España, Radio Televisión Española.  Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Agustín Almodóvar, Ricardo Marco Budé, Esther García, Ignacio Salazar-Simpson.  Music by Alberto Iglesias.  Production Design by…

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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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Julieta (2016)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Spain, 2016.  Echo Lake Entertainment, Canal+ France, Cine+, El Deseo, Television Espanola.  Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar, based on the stories Chance, Soon and Silence by Alice Munro.  Cinematography by Jean-Claude Larrieu.  Produced by Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García.  Music by Alberto Iglesias.  Production Design by Antxon Gomez.  Costume Design by Sonia Grande.  Film Editing by José…

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Wild Tales (2014)

DAMIAN SZIFRON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Relatos Salvajes Argentina/Spain, 2014.  Corner Producciones, El Deseo, Instituto de la Cinematografia y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales, Kramer & Sigman Films, Televisión Federal.  Screenplay by Damian Szifron.  Cinematography by Javier Julia.  Produced by Agustín Almodóvar, Pedro Almodovar, Esther García, Matias Mosteirin, Hugo Sigman.  Music by Gustavo…

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The Last Summer Of La Boyita (2009)

JULIA SOLOMONOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  El Ultimo Verano De La Boyita Argentina/Spain/France, 2009.  Travesia Productions, Domenica Films , El Deseo, Epicentre Films, Ibermedia, Instituto de la Cinematografia y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales, Lucky Monkey Pictures.  Screenplay by Julia Solomonoff.   Cinematography by Lucio Bonelli.  Produced by Maria Teresa Arida, Pepe…

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The Holy Girl (2004)

LUCRECIA MARTEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  La Nina Santa Argentina/Italy/The Netherlands/Spain, 2004.  La Pasionaria S.r.l., R&C Produzioni, Teodora Film, El Deseo, Fondazione Montecinemaverita, Hubert Bals Fund, Lita Stantic Producciones.  Screenplay by Lucrecia Martel, contributing writer Juan Pablo Domenech.  Cinematography by Felix Monti.  Produced by Lita Stantic.  Music by Andres Gerszenzon.  Production Design by Graciela Oderigo.  Costume Design by Julio Suarez.  Film…

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The Headless Woman (2008)

LUCRECIA MARTEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  La Mujer Sin Cabeza Argentina/France/Italy/Spain, 2008.  Aquafilms, El Deseo, R&C Produzioni, Slot Machine, Teodora Film.  Screenplay by Lucrecia Martel.  Cinematography by Barbara Alvarez.  Produced by Agustín Almodóvar, Pedro Almodovar, Tilde Corsi, Veronica Cura, Esther García, Lucrecia Martel, Cesare Petrillo, Enrique Pineyro, Vieri Razzini, Marianne Slot.  Music by Roberta Ainstein.  Production Design by Maria…

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The Devil’s Backbone (2001)

GUILLERMO DEL TORO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  El Espinazo Del Diablo Spain/Mexico, 2001.  El Deseo, Tequila Gang, Sogepaq, Canal+ Espana, Anhelo Producciones.  Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro, Antonio Trashorras, David Munoz.  Cinematography by Guillermo Navarro.  Produced by Agustín Almodóvar, Bertha Navarro.  Music by Javier Navarrete.  Production Design by Cesar Macarron. Costume Design by Jose Vico.  Film Editing by Luis de…

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I’m So Excited (2013)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Los Amantes Pasajeros Spain, 2013.  El Deseo.  Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar.  Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine.  Produced by Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García.  Music by Alberto Iglesias.  Production Design by Antxon Gomez.  Costume Design by David Delfín, Tatiana Hernandez.  Film Editing by José Salcedo. A careless mistake by two airport employees (goofily funny cameos…

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My Life Without Me

BBBB (out of 5) Sarah Polley plays a university janitor who works late nights while her husband (Scott Speedman) is still looking for a job. Raising her two daughters in a trailer situated in her mother’s backyard, Polley goes to the doctor to enquire about some stomach pains she’s been having and is told that…

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The Skin I Live In (2011)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  La Piel Que Habito Spain, 2011.  Blue Haze Entertainment, Canal+ Espana, El Deseo, FilmNation Entertainment, Instituto de Credito Oficial, Instituto de la Cinematografia y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Television Espanola.  Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar, collaboration with Agustín Almodóvar, based on the novel Tarantula by Thierry Jonquet.  Cinematography by José…

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Broken Embraces (2009)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Los Abrazos Rotos Spain, 2009.  Universal Pictures International, Canal+ Espana, El Deseo, Instituto de Credito Oficial, Instituto de la Cinematografia y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Lanzarote Reserva de Biosfera, Ministerio de Cultura, Television Espanola.  Screenplay by Pedro Almodovar.  Cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto.  Produced by Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García.  Music by Alberto…

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