The Life Ahead (2020)

EDOARDO PONTI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB Original Title: La vita davanti a sé Italy, 2020. Palomar. Screenplay by Ugo Chiti, Fabio Natale, Edoardo Ponti, based on the novel by Romain Gary. Cinematography by Angus Hudson. Produced by Carlo Degli Esposti, Regina K. Scully, Nicola Serra, Lynda Weinman. Music by Gabriel Yared. Production Design…

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Below Sea Level (2008)

GIANFRANCO ROSI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/Italy, 2008.  21 One Productions.  Cinematography by Gianfranco Rosi.  Produced by Gianfranco Rosi.  Film Editing by Jacopo Quadri.   Approximately two hundred miles outside of Los Angeles is a barren landscape where people have to come to live a lawless existence, sleeping in their cars or trailers and eking out an existence for…

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Leopardi (2014)

MARIO MARTONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Original title:  Il Giovane Favoloso Italy, 2014.  Palomar, Rai Cinema, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Regione Marche, Marche Film Commission, Fondazione Marche Cinema Multimedia, Regione Lazio. Screenplay by Mario Martone, Ippolita Di Majo.  Cinematography by Renato Berta.  Produced by Carlo Degli Esposti, Nicola Serra.  Music by Sascha Ring.  Production Design by…

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Tropical Malady (2004)

APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Sud Pralad Thailand/France/Germany/Italy, 2004.  Backup Media, Anna Sanders Films, Downtown Pictures, Kick the Machine, TIFA, Thoke Moebius Film Company.  Screenplay by Apichatpong Weerasethakul.  Cinematography by Jarin Pengpanitch, Vichit Tanapanitch, Jean-Louis Vialard. Produced by Charles de Meaux.  Production Design by Akekarat Homlaor.  Costume Design by Pilaitip Jamniam.  Film Editing by Lee Chatametikool, Jacopo Quadri.   Despite…

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Whisky Romeo Zulu (2004)

ENRIQUE PINEYRO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Argentina, 2004.  Aquafilms, Terra Vermelha Films.  Screenplay by Enrique Pineyro, Emiliano Torres.  Cinematography by Ramiro Civita.  Produced by Enrique Pineyro.  Music by Eduardo Criscuolo.  Production Design by Cristina Nigro. Costume Design by Ruth Fischerman.  Film Editing by Alejandro Brodersohn, Jacopo Quadri.   Former airline pilot Enrique Pineyro is most famous in his home country of Argentina…

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The Triumph Of Love (2001)

CLARE PEPLOE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Italy/United Kingdom, 2001.  Fiction Films, Recorded Picture Company, Medusa Film, Navert Film, Odeon Film.  Screenplay by Clare Peploe, Marilyn Goldin, Bernardo Bertolucci, based on the play Le Triomphe de l’Amour by Marivaux. Cinematography by Fabio Cianchetti.  Produced by Bernardo Bertolucci.  Music by Jason Osborn.  Production Design by Ben Van Os.  Costume Design by Metka…

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The Dreamers (2003)

BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  France/United Kingdom/Italy, 2003.  Recorded Picture Company, Peninsula Films, Fiction Films.  Screenplay by Gilbert Adair, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Fabio Cianchetti. Produced by Jeremy Thomas.  Production Design by Jean Rabasse.  Costume Design by Louise Stjernsward.  Film Editing by Jacopo Quadri. Coming-of-age sexuality is dealt with in this enjoyable return to form for Bernardo…

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Besieged (1998)

BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy/United Kingdom, 1998.  Fiction Films, Navert Film, Mediaset, Tele+, British Broadcasting Corporation.  Story by James Lasdun, Screenplay by Clare Peploe, Bernardo Bertolucci.  Cinematography by Fabio Cianchetti.  Produced by Massimo Cortesi.  Music by Alessio Vlad.  Production Design by Gianni Silvestri.  Costume Design by Metka Kosak.  Film Editing by Jacopo Quadri.   Thandie Newton escapes political turbulence in Africa to…

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