Little Joe (2019)

JESSICA HAUSNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Austria/United Kingdom/Germany/France, 2019.  Coop99 Filmproduktion, The Bureau, Essential Filmproduktion GmbH, Arte Deutschland TV, Bayerischer Rundfunk, British Broadcasting Corporation, British Film Institute, Coproduction Office, Eurimages, Film Industry Support Austria, Filmfonds Wien, Filmstandort Austria, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Société Parisienne de Production, Osterreichischer Rundfunk, Österreichisches Filminstitut.  Screenplay by Géraldine Bajard, Jessica…

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Happy End (2017)

MICHAEL HANEKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   France/Austria/Germany, 2017.  Les Films du Losange, X-Filme Creative Pool, Wega Film, Arte France Cinema, France 3 Cinema, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE G.E.I.E, Arte France, France Televisions, Canal+,  Cine+, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Pictanovo Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Région Hauts-de-France, Filmforderungsanstalt, CNC/FFA Mini-Traite, Österreichisches Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien, Eurimages.  Cinematography by Christian Berger.  Produced by Margaret Menegoz.  Production…

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Klimt (2006)

RAOUL RUIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Austria/France/Germany/United Kingdom, 2006.  Österreichisches Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien, Eurimages, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, ARD Degeto Film, Epo-Film Produktionsgesellschaft, Film-Line Produktion, Lunar Films, Gemini Films, Andreas Schmid, Film-Line Productions GmbH, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen.  Idea by Herbert Vesely, Screenplay by Raoul Ruiz, script translation by Gilbert Adair.  Cinematography by Ricardo Aronovich.  Produced by Matthew Justice, Arno Ortmair, Dieter…

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Blood Glacier (2013)

MARVIN KREN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB Original title:  Blutgletscher Alternate title:  The Station Austria, 2013.  Allegro Film, Filmfonds Wien, Filmstandort Austria, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, Österreichisches Filminstitut.  Screenplay by Benjamin Hessler.  Cinematography by Moritz Schultheiss.  Produced by Helmut Grasser.  Music by Marco Dreckkotter, Stefan Will.  Production Design by Alexandra Maringer.  Costume Design by Hanya Barakat.  Film Editing by Daniel Prochaska.  Toronto International Film Festival 2013. Update of John…

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My Mother (2004)

CHRISTOPHE HONORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5 Original title:  Ma Mere France/Portugal/Austria/Spain, 2004.  Gemini Films, Amour Fou Filmproduktion, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Arte France Cinéma, Audiovisual Consulting, Canal+, Filmfonds Wien, Les Films du Camélia, Les Films du Lendemain, S2 International, Österreichischer Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Christophe Honore, based on the novel by Georges Bataille.  Cinematography by Helene Louvart.  Produced by Paulo…

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The Red Violin

FRANCOIS GIRARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.   Original title:  Le Violon Rouge Four stories of various eras and cultures surround the solitary figure of a violin steeped in its own turbulent history. Samuel L. Jackson plays an art collector in modern day Montreal interested in discovering the true tale behind the violin’s fame, and in doing…

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Our Daily Bread

BBB.5 (out of 5) Original title:  Unser Taglich Brot The food industry has taken quite a beating from documentary films over the last few years, but this one has a very interesting method in observing its subject: it is a completely wordless, purely observational experience in which director Nikolaus Geyrhalter points his cameras at various aspects…

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Funny Games (1997)

MICHAEL HANEKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Austria, 1997.  Filmfonds Wien, Wega Film, Österreichischer Rundfunk, Österreichisches Filminstitut.  Screenplay by Michael Haneke.  Cinematography by Jurgen Jurges.  Produced by Veit Heiduschka.  Production Design by Christoph Kanter.  Costume Design by Lisy Christl.  Film Editing by Andreas Prochaska.   This searing drama by Michael Haneke is a great example of his incredibly intense and spare dramatic style. A bourgeois…

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The Piano Teacher (2001)

MICHAEL HANEKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  La Pianiste France/Austria/Poland, 2001.  Arte France Cinema, ARTE, Bavaria Film International, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Canal+, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Eurimages, Filmfonds Wien, Les Films Alain Sarde, MK2 Productions, Wega Film, Osterreichischer Rundfunk, Österreichisches Filminstitut.  Screenplay by Michael Haneke, based on the novel by Elfriede Jelinek.  Cinematography by Christian Berger.  Produced by…

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Cache (2005)

MICHAEL HANEKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  France/Austria/Germany/Italy, 2005.  Les Films du Losange, Wega Film, Bavaria Film, BIM Distribuzione, France 3 Cinema, Arte France Cinema, Eurimages, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Canal+, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, StudioCanal, Österreichisches Filminstitut,  Filmfonds Wien,  Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen.  Screenplay by Michael Haneke.  Cinematography by Christian Berger.  Produced by Veit Heiduschka.  Production Design by Emmanuel de Chauvigny, Christoph Kanter. Costume…

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