Happy As Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (2018)

ALICE ROHRWACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Italy/Switzerland/France/Germany, 2018.  Tempesta, Amka Films Productions, Ad Vitam Production, Pola Pandora Filmproduktions, Rai Cinema, RSI-Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Arte France, Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Regione Lazio, Office Fédéral de la Culture, Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l’Europe.  Screenplay by … More Happy As Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (2018)

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Widows (2018)

STEVE McQUEEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2018.  Regency Enterprises, See-Saw Films, Film4, New Regency Pictures.  Screenplay by Gillian Flynn, Steve McQueen, based on the miniseries by Lynda La Plante.  Cinematography by Sean Bobbitt.  Produced by Iain Canning, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Emile Sherman.  Music by Hans Zimmer.  Production Design by Adam Stockhausen.  Costume Design by Jenny Eagan.  Film Editing by … More Widows (2018)

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Foxtrot (2017)

SAMUEL MAOZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Israel/Switzerland/Germany/France, 2017.  Bord Cadre Films.  Screenplay by Samuel Maoz.  Cinematography by Giora Bejach.  Produced by Marc Baschet, Viola Fugen, Cedomir Kolar, Eitan Mansuri, Michel Merkt, Michael Weber.  Music by Ophir Leibovitch, Amit Poznansky.  Production Design by Arad Sawat.  Costume Design by Hila Bargiel, Laura Sheim.  Film Editing by Arik Leibovitch, Guy Nemesh.  Toronto International Film Festival 2017. Samuel Maoz … More Foxtrot (2017)

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Phoenix (2014)

CHRISTIAN PETZOLD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Germany/Poland, 2014.  Schramm Film Koerner & Weber, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Arte, Tempus.  Screenplay by Christian Petzold, Harun Farocki, based on the novel Le Retour Des Cendres by Hubert Monteilhet.  Cinematography by Hans Fromm.  Produced by Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber.  Music by Stefan Will.  Production Design by Kade Gruber.  Costume Design by Anette Guther.  Film … More Phoenix (2014)

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The Wonders (Le Meraviglie) (2014)

ALICE ROHRWACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy/Switzerland/Germany, 2014.  Tempesta, Amka Films Productions, Rai Cinema, Pola Pandora Filmproduktions, RSI-Radiotelevisione Svizzera, SRG SSR idée suisse, ZDF/Das kleine Fernsehspiel, Arte, Dipartimento Federale dell’Interno, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Cineteca del Comune di Bologna, Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Regione Toscana, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali.  Screenplay by Alice Rohrwacher.  Cinematography … More The Wonders (Le Meraviglie) (2014)

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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Loong Boonmee Raleuk Chat)

BBBB (out of 5) A woman and her son come from the city to a small village to stay with her brother-in-law who is dying of kidney failure. One night at dinner they are visited by the apparition of his late wife and her sister, which is followed by the appearance of his son, who … More Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Loong Boonmee Raleuk Chat)

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Into Great Silence (Die Grosse Stille)

BBB (out of 5) Probing, purely observant look into the world of monastic life. This gorgeously filmed but difficult to watch documentary goes into the world of the Grande Chartreuse, a reclusive monastery that has kept its traditions alive since the 12th century. We see the monks as they live in near-constant silence, working and … More Into Great Silence (Die Grosse Stille)

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