La Rabbia Di Pasolini (2008)

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI, GIUSEPPE BERTOLUCCI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Italy, 2008.  Istituto Luce, Minerva, Cineteca del Comune di Bologna.  Screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini.  Produced by Giuseppe Bertolucci.  Film Editing by Fabio Bianchini, Pier Paolo Pasolini.   Pier Paolo Pasolini was hired to create a docudrama comprising current event news footage accompanied by his narration.  The result, according to…

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Bread And Tulips (2000)

SILVIO SOLDINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.  Original title:  Pane E Tulipani Italy/Switzerland, 2000.  Monogatari, Istituto Luce, Rai Cinema, Amka Films Productions, Televisione Svizzera Italiana.  Story and Screenplay by Silvio Soldini, Doriana Leondeff.  Cinematography by Luca Bigazzi.  Produced by Daniele Maggioni.  Music by Giovanni Venosta.  Production Design by Paola Bizzarri.  Costume Design by Silvia Nebiolo.  Film Editing by Carlotta Cristiani.   Lovely Italian film…

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The Merchant Of Venice (2004)

MICHAEL RADFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/Italy/Luxembourg/United Kingdom, 2004.  Movision, Avenue Pictures, UK Film Council, Film Fund Luxembourg, Delux Productions, Immagine e Cinema, Dania Film, Istituto Luce, Navidi-Wilde Productions Ltd., 39 McLaren St. Sydney, Rough Diamond Productions, Spice Factory.  Screenplay by Michael Radford, based on the play by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by Cary Brokaw, Michael Cowan, Barry…

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Pier Paolo Pasolini (1995)

IVO BARNABO MICHELI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Italy, 1995.  Istituto Luce.  Screenplay by Ivo Barnabo Micheli, Gianni Rondolino.  Cinematography by Luigi Verga.  Music by Gabriella Brunamonti.  Film Editing by Giuliano Mattioli.   The career of one of Italy’s most influential and notorious artists is examined in this interesting if unenthusiastic documentary. Pasolini was already well known in the literary world…

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The Weeping Meadow (2004)

THEODOROS ANGELOPOULOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Trilogia 1: To Livadi Pou Dakryzei France/Greece/Italy/Germany, 2004.  Theo Angelopoulos Films, Greek Film Center, Hellenic Radio & Television, Attica Art Productions, Bac Films, Intermédias, Arte France Cinéma, Classic, ZDF/Arte, Canal+, Istituto Luce, Rai Cinema, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Eurimages, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali.  Story by Theodoros Angelopoulos,…

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Vincere (2009)

MARCO BELLOCCHIO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Italy/France, 2009.  Offside, Rai Cinema, Celluloid Dreams, Istituto Luce, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Eurimages, Provincia Autonoma di Trento, Film Commission Torino-Piemonte, Film Commission Regione Piemonte.  Story by Marco Bellocchio, Screenplay by Marco Bellocchio, Daniela Ceselli.  Cinematography by Daniele Cipri.  Produced by Mario Gianani.  Music by Carlo Crivelli.  Production Design by Marco…

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Ulysses’ Gaze (1995)

THEODOROS ANGELOPOULOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  To Vlemma Tou Odyssea Greece/France/Italy/Germany/United Kingdom/Federal Republic Of Yugoslavia/Bosnia and Herzegovina/Albania/Romania, 1995.  Greek Film Center, Mega Channel, Paradis Films, La Générale d’Images, La Sept Cinéma, Canal+, Basic Cinematografica, Istituto Luce, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Tele Munchen Fernseh Produktionsgesellschaft, Concorde Filmverleih, Channel 4, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Bandur Film,…

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Eternity And A Day (1998)

THEODOROS ANGELOPOULOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Mia Aioniotita Kai Mia Mera Greece/France/ Germany/Italy, 1998.  Paradis Films, Intermédias, La Sept Cinéma, Canal+, Classic, Istituto Luce, Greek Film Center, Greek Television ET-1, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, ARTE, Cineguild Entertainment Group.  Story by Theodoros Angelopoulos, Screenplay by Theodoros Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra, Petro Markaris.  Cinematography by Giorgos Arvanitis, Andreas Sinanos.  Produced by…

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