The Unknown Woman (2006)

GIUSEPPE TORNATORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  La Sconosciuta Alternate title:  The Unknown Italy/France, 2006.  Medusa Film, Manigolda Film, Sky, Cinecittá Studios, Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission, Umbria Film Commission.  Story and Screenplay by Giuseppe Tornatore, Collaboration with Massimo De Rita. Cinematography by Fabio Zamarion.  Produced by Laura Fattori.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Tonino Zera.  Costume Design by…

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A Perfect Day (2008)

FERZAN OZPETEK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  Original title:  Un Giorno Perfetto Italy, 2008.  Fandango, Rai Cinema.  Screenplay by Ferzan Ozpetek, based on the novel by Melania Gaia Mazzucco.  Cinematography by Fabio Zamarion.  Produced by Domenico Procacci.  Music by Andrea Guerra.  Production Design by Giancarlo Basili.  Costume Design by Monica Gaetani.  Film Editing by Patrizio Marone.  Toronto International Film Festival 2008.  Venice Film Festival 2008.  …

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Respiro

BBBBB (out of 5) On the small Italian island of Lampedusa, the residents make a living in fishery, basking in the gorgeous sun and sand and trying their best to hem in the boisterous personality of one very free-spirited woman (Valeria Golino). Her expressive ways are too much for the locals to handle, setting the…

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