Pinocchio (2019)

MATTEO GARRONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5 Italy/France/United Kingdom, 2019. Archimede, Rai Cinema, Le Pacte, Recorded Picture Company, Leone Film Group, BPER Banca, Canal+, Ciné+, Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo, Regione Lazio, Apulia Film Commission, Regione Toscana, Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l’Europe, HanWay Films, Lazio Cinema International, Regione…

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Wolfwalkers (2020)

TOMM MOORE, ROSS STEWART Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Alternate Title: WolfWalkers Ireland/United Kingdom/Luxembourg/France, 2020. Apple Original Films, Cartoon Saloon, Mélusine Productions, Value&Power Culture Communications, Film Fund Luxembourg, Fís Éireann/Screen, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, Haut et Court, Canal+, Raidió Teilifís Éireann, Orange Cinema Series, Pôle Image Magelis, Folivari, Gkids, Crone Film International, Dentsu Entertainment…

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La Llorona (2019)

JAYRO BUSTAMENTE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Guatemala/France, 2019. El Ministerio de Cultura Y Deportes de Guatamala, La Casa de Production, Les Films du Volcan. Screenplay by Jayro Bustamente, Lisandro Sanchez. Cinematography by Nicolás Wong. Produced by Jayro Bustamente, Gustavo Matheu. Music by Pascual Reyes. Production Design by Sebastián Muñoz. Film Editing by Jayro…

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The Cave (2019)

FERAS FAYYAD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 Denmark/Germany/France/United Kingdom/USA/Qatar/Syria, 2019. Danish Documentary Production, National Geographic, TV2 Danmark, Sudwestrundfunk, Doha Film Institute, Sun Yat-Sen Cultural Foundation, International Media Support, Det Danske Filminstitut, Docs Up Fund, Normandy for Peace, Ma.Ja.De Filmproduktion, Hecat Studio, Madam Films. Screenplay by Alisar Hasan, Feras Fayyad. Cinematography by Mohammad Eyad, Samer…

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The Giant Of Marathon (1959)

JACQUES TOURNEUR, BRUNO VAILATI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: La Battaglia Di Maratona Italy/France/USA, 1959. Titanus, Galatea Film, Lux Compagnie Cinématographique de France, Societé Cinématographique Lyre. Story and Screenplay by Ennio De Concini, Augusto Frassinetti, Bruno Vailati, from an idea by Alberto Barsanti, Raffaello Pacini. Cinematography by Mario Bava. Produced by Bruno…

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The Kindergarten Teacher (2014)

NADAV LAPID Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Haganenet Israel/France, 2014. Pie Films, Haut et Court, Arte France Cinema, Rabinovich Film Fund Cinema Project, Recanati Foundation, ARTE, L’Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres et du Developpement International, Institut Francais, Jerusalem International Film…

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The Trojan Horse (1961)

GIORGIO FERRONI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Original Title: La Guerra Di Troia Italy/France/Yugoslavia, 1961. Compagnie Industrielle et Commerciale Cinématographique, Europa Cinematografica, Les Films Modernes, Lovcen Film. Screenplay by Giorgio Ferroni, Ugo Liberatore, Giorgio Stegani, Federico Zardi. Cinematography by Rino Filippini. Produced by Giampaolo Bigazzi. Music by Mario Ammonini, Giovanni Fusco. Production Design by…

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The Pirates of Malaysia (1964)

UMBERTO LENZI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: I pirati della Malesia Alternate Title: Sandokan: Pirate of Malaysia, Pirates of the Seven Seas Italy/Spain/West Germany/France, 1964. Euro International Film, La Société des Films Sirius, Lacy Internacional Films. Story by Ugo Liberatore, Screenplay by Ugo Liberatore, Victor Andres Catena, Jaime Comas Gil, based on…

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DNA (2020)

MAIWENN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: ADN France/Algeria, 2020. Why Not Productions, Arte France Cinema. Screenplay by Mathieu Demy, Maïwenn. Cinematography by Sylvestre Dedise. Produced by Pascal Caucheteux, Olivier Pere. Music by Stephen Warbeck. Film Editing by Laure Gardette. Maiwenn‘s fifth directorial effort sees her dipping into aspects of her own real…

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King Lear (1987)

JEAN-LUC GODARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA/Bahamas/France/Switzerland, 1987. The Cannon Group, Golan-Globus Productions. Screenplay by Richard Debuisne, Jean-Luc Godard, Norman Mailer, Peter Sellars. Cinematography by Sophie Maintigneux. Produced by Yoram Globus, Menahem Golan. Film Editing by Jean-Luc Godard. If you show up thinking that the likes of Jean-Luc Godard is going to film…

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Nenette And Boni (1996)

CLAIRE DENIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Nenette Et Boni France, 1996. Canal+, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Dacia Films, IMA Productions, La Sept Cinema. Screenplay by Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau. Cinematography by Agnes Godard. Produced by Georges Benayoun. Music by Tindersticks. Production Design by Arnaud de Moleron. Costume…

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Facing The Ghosts (2009)

JEAN-LOUIS COMOLLI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: Face aux fantômes France, 2009. Cinematography by Michel Bort. Film Editing by Ginette Lavigne. This is a highly valuable documentary for anyone who has seen Alain Resnais’ groundbreaking short film Night and Fog.  Historian Sylvie Lindeperg wrote a lengthy, investigative tome analyzing not only Resnais’…

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