Youth (2015)

PAOLO SORRENTINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Italy/France/Switzerland/United Kingdom, 2015.  Indigo Film, Barbary Films, Pathe, France 2 Cinema, Number 9 Films, C-Films AG, Medusa Film, Film4, Canal+, Cine+, France Televisions, RSI-Radiotelevisione Svizzera, SRG SSR Idee Suisse, Téléclub, Mediaset Premium, Ministero per I Beni e le Attivita Culturali, Regione del Veneto, Regione Lazio, Bundesamt für Kultur,Fonds Eurimages…

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This Must Be The Place (2011)

PAOLO SORRENTINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Italy/France/Ireland, 2011.  Indigo Film, Lucky Red, Medusa Film, ARP Sélection, France 2 Cinéma, Element Pictures, Bord Scannan na hEireann / Irish Film Board, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Eurimages Council of Europe, Section 481, Sky, Canal+, CinéCinéma, France Télévision, Intesa San Paolo, Pathé.  Screenplay by Paolo Sorrentino, Umberto Contarello.  Cinematography by Luca…

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Twice Born (2012)

SERGIO CASTELLITTO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Italy/Spain, 2012.  Medusa Film, Alien Produzioni, Mod Producciones, Picomedia, Telecinco Cinema, Sky Cinema, Mediaset, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Film Investment Piedmont, Film Commission Torino-Piemonte, Regione Lazio.  Screenplay by Sergio Castellitto, Margaret Mazzantini, based on the novel by Margaret Mazzantini.  Cinematography by Gianfilippo…

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Tea With Mussolini (1999)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Italy/United Kingdom, 1999.  Cattleya, Cineritmo, Medusa Film, Film and General Productions.  Screenplay by John Mortimer, based on the autobiography by Franco Zeffirelli.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Clive Parsons, Riccardo Tozzi, Giovannella Zannoni.  Music by Stefano Arnaldi, Alessio Vlad.  Production Design by Carlo Centolavigna, Biagio Fersini, Fiorella Mariani.  Costume Design by Anna Anni, Jenny…

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Callas Forever (2002)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy/France/Spain/United Kingdom/Romania, 2002.  Cattleya, Medusa Film, Alquimia Cinema, Film and General Productions, Galfin, Media Pro Pictures, Babe Film, France 2 Cinéma, Canal+, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Eurimages.  Original idea by Franco Zeffirelli, Scenario by Martin Sherman, Franco Zeffirelli.  Cinematography by Ennio Guarnieri.  Produced by Riccardo Tozzi, Giovannella Zannoni.  Music…

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The Unknown Woman (2006)

GIUSEPPE TORNATORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  La Sconosciuta Alternate title:  The Unknown Italy/France, 2006.  Medusa Film, Manigolda Film, Sky, Cinecittá Studios, Friuli Venezia Giulia Film Commission, Umbria Film Commission.  Story and Screenplay by Giuseppe Tornatore, Collaboration with Massimo De Rita. Cinematography by Fabio Zamarion.  Produced by Laura Fattori.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Tonino Zera.  Costume Design by…

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Malena (2000)

GIUSEPPE TORNATORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Italy/USA, 2000.  Medusa Film, Miramax, Pacific Pictures, Tele+.  Story by Luciano Vincenzoni, Screenplay by Giuseppe Tornatore.  Cinematography by Lajos Koltai.  Produced by Carlo Bernasconi, Harvey Weinstein.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Francesco Frigeri.  Costume Design by Maurizio Millenotti.  Film Editing by Massimo Quaglia.  Academy Awards 2000.  Berlin Film Festival 2001.  Golden Globe Awards 2000.   Monica Bellucci stars…

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The Great Beauty (2013)

PAOLO SORRENTINO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  La Grande Bellezza Italy/France, 2013.  Indigo Film, Medusa Film, Babe Film, Pathé, France 2 Cinéma, Mediaset, Canal+, Ciné+, France Télévisions, Regione Lazio, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Banca Popolare di Vicenza, Lazio Film Commission, Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l’Europe, MEDIA Programme of the European…

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I’m Not Scared (2003)

GABRIEL SALVATORES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Io Non Ho Paura Italy/Spain/United Kingdom, 2003.  Colorado Film Production, Cattleya, Alquimia Cinema, The Producers Films, Medusa Film, Tele+.  Screenplay by Niccolo Ammaniti, Francesca Marciano, based on the novel by Niccolo Ammaniti.  Cinematography by Italo Petriccione.  Produced by Marco Chimenz, Giovanni Stabilini, Maurizio Totti, Riccardo Tozzi.  Music by Ezio Bosso, Pepo Scherman.  Production Design…

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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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Saturn In Opposition (2007)

FERZAN OZPETEK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Original title:  Saturno Contro Italy/France/Turkey, 2007.  Medusa Film, R&C Produzioni, Faros Film, UGCYM, AFS Film, Eurimages, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Sky.  Screenplay by Ferzan Ozpetek, Gianni Romoli.  Cinematography by Gianfilippo Corticelli.  Produced by Tilde Corsi, Gianni Romoli.  Music by Neffa.  Production Design by Massimiliano Nocente.  Costume Design by Alessandro Lai.  Film Editing by…

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The Last Kiss (2001)

GABRIELE MUCCINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB Original title:  L’Ultimo Bacio Italy, 2001.  Fandango, Medusa Film.  Story and Screenplay by Gabriele Muccino.  Cinematography by Marcello Montarsi.  Produced by Domenico Procacci.  Music by Paolo Buonvino.  Production Design by Eugenia F. Di Napoli.  Costume Design by Nicolette Ercole.  Film Editing by Claudio Di Mauro.  European Film Awards 2001.  Toronto International Film Festival 2001.   Four best…

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