Wetherby (1985)

DAVID HARE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom, 1985.  Film Four International, Greenpoint Films, Zenith Entertainment.  Screenplay by David Hare. Cinematography by Stuart Harris.   Produced by Simon Relph.  Music by Nick Bicât.  Production Design by Hayden Griffin.  Costume Design by Jane Greenwood, Lindy Hemming.  Film Editing by Chris Wimble.  Boston Film Critics Awards…

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Capernaum (2018)

NADINE LABAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Lebanon/France/USA, 2018.  Mooz Films, Cedrus Invest Bank, Sunnyland Film, Doha Film Institute, KNM Films, Boo Pictures, The Bridge Production, Louverture Films, Open City Films, Les Films des Tournelles, Clandestino Films.  Screenplay by Nadine Labaki, Jihad Hojeily, Michelle Keserwany, in collaboration with Georges Khabbaz, Khaled Mouzanar.  Cinematography by…

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The Insult (2017)

ZIAD DOUEIRI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Original title:  L’Insulte Lebanon/Belgium/Cyprus/France/USA, 2017.  Rouge International, Tessalit Productions, Ezekiel Films, Scope Pictures, Douri Films, Cohen Media Group, Canal+, Cine+, L’Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres et du Developpement International.  Screenplay by Ziad Doueiri, Joelle Touma.  Cinematography by Tommaso Fiorilli.  Produced by Rachid Bouchareb, Jean…

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Zama (2017)

LUCRECIA MARTEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB. Argentina/Spain/France/Netherlands/USA/Brazil/Mexico/Portugal/Lebanon/Switzerland, 2017.  Bananeira Filmes, CNC, Canana, El Deseo, Institut Francais, Instituto de la Cinematografia y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales, KNM, L’Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, Lemming Film, Louverture Films, MPM Film, Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres et du Developpement International, Netherland Filmfund,…

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Wasp (2015)

PHILIPPE AUDI-DOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.   Blue Shadows Films, Reel Chefs Catering.  United Kingdom/France/Switzerland/Lebanon, 2015.  Screenplay by Philippe Audi-Dor.  Cinematography by Pablo Rojo.  Produced by Philippe Audi-Dor, Merlin Merton.  Film Editing by Alexis Steele.  Podcasts:  Bad Gay Movies.   Olivier and James are going on for a minibreak to Olivier’s summer home in the south of France and have brought along…

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Lebanon (2009)

SAMUEL MAOZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Israel/France/Lebanon/Germany, 2009.  Ariel Films, Arsam International, Arte France, Israeli Film Fund, Metro Communications, Paralite, Torus.  Screenplay by Samuel Maoz.  Cinematography by Giora Bejach.  Produced by Anat Bikel, Leon Edery, Moshe Edery, Ilann Girard, Benjamina Mirnik, Uri Sabag, David Silber.  Music by Nicolas Becker, Benoit Delbecq.  Production Design by Ariel Roshko.  Costume Design by Hila Bargiel,…

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Where Do We Go Now? (2011)

NADINE LABAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Et Maintenant, On Va Ou? France/Lebanon/Egypt/Italy, 2011.  Les Films des Tournelles, Pathé, Les Films de Beyrouth, United Artistic Group, Prima TV, France 2 Cinéma, Chaocorp, The Doha Film Institute, Canal+, CinéCinéma, France Télévision, Ginger Beirut Productions.  Screenplay by Rodney Al Haddid, Jihad Hojeily, Nadine Labaki, Bassam Nessim, collaboration…

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A World Not Ours

BBBB.5 (out of 5) Director Mahdi Fleifel spent his childhood years in the Ain El Helweh refugee camp, a square kilometer in southern Lebanon inhabited by 70,000 Palestinians who have resided there in the decades since they were exiled. Fleifel grew up in Denmark after his parents left the camp and made new lives in…

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