Faithless (2000)

LIV ULLMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Original title:  Trolösa Sweden/Italy/Germany/Finland/Norway, 2000.  Classic, Nordisk Film- & TV-Fond, Norsk Rikskringkasting, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Rai Cinema, SVT Drama, Svensk Filmindustri, Svenska Filminstitutet, Yleisradio, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Ingmar Bergman.  Cinematography by Jörgen Persson.  Produced by Kaj Larsen, Johan Mardell.  Production Design by Göran Wassberg.  Costume Design by Inger Pehrsson.  Film Editing by Sylvia Ingemarsson.   Liv Ullmann directs…

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Prospero’s Books (1991)

PETER GREENAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/Netherlands/France/Italy/Japan, 1991.  Allarts, Cinéa, Caméra One, Penta Film, Elsevier-Vendex Film Beheer, Channel 4 International, Vrijzinnig Protestantse Radio Omroep, Canal+, NHK, Pierson, Heldring & Pierson N.V., Palace Pictures.  Screenplay by Peter Greenaway, based on the play The Tempest by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny.  Produced by Kees Kasander.  Music by…

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Hanussen (1988)

ISTVAN SZABO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Hungary/West Germany/Austria, 1988.  Central Cinema Company Film, Hungarofilm, Mafilm, Mokép, Objektív Filmstúdió Vállalat, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Peter Dobai, Istvan Szabo, dialogue by Gabriella Prekop, additional material by Paul Hengge, based on the autobiography by Erik Jan Hanussen.  Cinematography by Lajos Koltai.  Produced by Artur Brauner.  Music by Zdenko Tamassy, Gyorgy Vukan.  Production Design by…

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Meeting Venus (1991)

ISTVAN SZABO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. United Kingdom/Japan/USA, 1991.  Warner Bros., Fujisankei Communications International, British Sky Broadcasting, County Natwest Ventures, Enigma Productions, Bountiful Film Partners.  Screenplay by Istvan Szabo, Michael Hirst.  Cinematography by Lajos Koltai.  Produced by David Puttnam.  Production Design by Attila Kovacs.  Costume Design by Catherine Leterrier.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.   A Hun garian music conductor (Niels Arestrup) finally…

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Montenegro (1981)

DUSAN MAKAVEJEV Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Sweden/United Kingdom, 1981.  Europa Film, Smart Egg Productions, Viking Film.  Screenplay by Donald Arthur, Dusan Makavejev, Branko Vucivecic.  Cinematography by Tomislav Pinter.  Produced by Bo Jonsson, Djordje Zecevic.  Music by Kornelije Kovac.  Production Design by Radu Boruzescu.  Costume Design by Inger Pehrsson.  Film Editing by Sylvia Ingemarsson.  Cannes Film Festival 1981.   This film is enjoyable right from…

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The Unbearable Lightness Of Being (1988)

PHILIP KAUFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  USA, 1988.  The Saul Zaentz Company.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carriere, Philip Kaufman, based on the novel by Milan Kundera.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Saul Zaentz.  Music by Mark Adler.  Production Design by Pierre Guffroy.  Costume Design by Ann Roth.  Film Editing by Vivien Hillgrove Gilliam, Michael Magill, Walter Murch, B.J. Sears.  Academy Awards 1988.  Boston Film…

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The Sacrifice (1986)

ANDREI TARKOVSKY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  Offret-Sacrificatio Sweden/United Kingdom/France, 1986.  Svenska Filminstitutet, Argos Films, Film Four International, Josephson & Nykvist HB, Sveriges Television, Sandrews.  Screenplay by Andrei Tarkovsky.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Anna-Lena Wibom.   Production Design by Anna Asp.  Costume Design by Inger Pehrsson.  Film Editing by Michal Leszczylowski, Andrei Tarkovsky.  Cannes Film Festival 1986. Andrei Tarkovsky’s maddeningly…

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The Passion Of Anna (1969)

INGMAR BERGMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  En Passion Sweden, 1969.  Svensk Filmindustri, Cinematograph AB.  Screenplay by Ingmar Bergman.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Lars-Owe Carlberg.  Production Design by P.A. Lundgren.  Costume Design by Mago.  Film Editing by Siv Lundgren.  National Board of Review Awards 1970.  New York Film Critics Awards 1970.   Max von Sydow is once again the lone…

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The Making Of Fanny And Alexander (1986)

INGMAR BERGMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Dokument Fanny Och Alexander Sweden, 1986.  Svenska Filminstitutet, Cinematograph AB.  Screenplay by Ingmar Bergman.  Cinematography by Arne Carlsson.  Film Editing by Sylvia Ingemarsson.   Ingmar Bergman marked the end of his feature film career (which was still followed by television films and scripts for other directors) by filming the on-set experience of…

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Fanny And Alexander (1982)

INGMAR BERGMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Fanny Och Alexander Sweden/France/West Germany, 1982.  Cinematograph AB, Svenska Filminstitutet, Gaumont, Personafilm, SVT Drama, Tobis.  Screenplay by Ingmar Bergman.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Jorn Donner.  Music by Daniel Bell.  Production Design by Anna Asp.  Costume Design by Marik Vos-Lundh.  Film Editing by Sylvia Ingemarsson.  Academy Awards 1983.  Golden Globe Awards 1983.  National Board of Review…

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Autumn Sonata (1978)

INGMAR BERGMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Hostsonaten France/West Germany/Sweden, 1978.  Personafilm, Filmédis, Incorporated Television Company, Suede Film.  Screenplay by Ingmar Bergman.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Production Design by Anna Asp.  Costume Design by Inger Pehrsson.  Film Editing by Sylvia Ingemarsson.  Academy Awards 1978.  Golden Globe Awards 1978.  National Board of Review Awards 1978.  New York Film Critics Awards 1978.   This magnificent drama is…

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Face To Face (1976)

INGMAR BERGMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Ansikte Mot Ansikte Sweden/Italy, 1976.  Cinematograph AB, Sveriges Radio.  Screenplay by Ingmar Bergman.  Cinematography by Sven Nykvist.  Produced by Lars-Owe Carlberg.  Production Design by Anne Hagegard, Peter Kropenin.  Film Editing by Siv Lundgren.  Academy Awards 1976.  Golden Globe Awards 1976.  National Board of Review Awards 1976.  New York Film Critics Awards 1976.   Mildly successful drama by…

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