Never Gonna Snow Again (2020)

MALGORZATA SZUMOWSKA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Original Title: Sniegu juz nigdy nie bedzie Poland/Germany, 2020. Lava Films, Match Factory Productions, Warszawski Fundusz Filmowy, Maziowiecki Fundusz Filmowy, Kino Swiat, DI Factory, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE, Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Deutscher Filmforderfonds, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Polsko-Niemiecki Fundusz Filmowy, Cinecopro Award, Amsterdam Post Lab. …

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The Traitor (2019)

MARCO BELLOCCHIO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5. Original Title: Il traditore Italy/France/Germany/Brazil, 2019.  IBC Movie, Kavac Film, Rai Cinema, Ad Vitam Production, Gullane, Match Factory Productions, ARTE.  Screenplay by Marco Bellocchio, Valia Santella, Ludovica Rampoldi, Francesco Piccolo, Francesco La Licata.  Cinematography by Vladan Radovic.  Produced by Beppe Caschetto, Viola Fugen, Simone Gattoni, Caio Gullane,…

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Happy As Lazzaro (2018)

ALICE ROHRWACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   Original title:  Lazzaro felice 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…

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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…

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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.  European Film Awards 2018. …

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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…

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The Wonders (2014)

ALICE ROHRWACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Le Meraviglie 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…

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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)

APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Loong Boonmee Raleuk Chat Thailand/United Kingdom/France/Germany/Spain/The Netherlands, 2010.  Kick the Machine, Illuminations Films, Anna Sanders Films, The Match Factory, Geißendörfer Film- und Fernsehproduktion, Eddie Saeta S.A., Fonds Sud Cinéma, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Développement International, World Cinema Fund,…

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Into Great Silence

BBB (out of 5) Original title:  Die Grosse Stille 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…

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