Martin Eden (2019)

PIETRO MARCELLO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Italy/France/Germany, 2019.  Avventurosa, IBC Movie, Rai Cinema, Shellac Sud, Match Factory Productions, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE, Ministero per I Beni e le Attivita Culturali, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Regione Campania, Film Commission Regione Campania, Regione Lazio, L’Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, Mitteldeutsche Medienforderung.  Screenplay by…

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Call Me By Your Name (2017)

LUCA GUADAGNINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   Italy/France/Brazil/USA, 2017.  Frenesy Film Company, La Cinéfacture, RT Features, Water’s End Productions, M.Y.R.A. Entertainment, Ministero per I Beni e le Attivita Culturali, Lombardia Film Commission.  Screenplay by James Ivory, based on the novel by André Aciman.  Cinematography by Sayombhu Mukdeeprom. Produced by Emilie Georges, Luca Guadagnino, James Ivory, Marco Morabito, Howard Rosenman,…

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Fire At Sea (2016)

GIANFRANCO ROSI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.    Original title:  Fuocoammare Italy/France, 2016.  Stemal Entertainment, 21 Unofilm, Istituto Luce Cinecittà, Rai Cinema, Les Films d’Ici, Arte France Cinema, Ministero per I Beni e le Attivita Culturali.  Screenplay by Gianfranco Rosi, from an idea by Carla Cattani.  Cinematography by Gianfranco Rosi.  Produced by Roberto Cicutto, Paolo Del Brocco, Camille Laemle, Serge…

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Tale Of Tales (2015)

MATTEO GARRONE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Il Racconto Dei Racconti Italy/France/United Kingdom, 2015.  Archimede, Le Pacte, Rai Cinema, HanWay Films, Recorded Picture Company, Ministero per I Beni e le Attivita Culturali,Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l’Europe, Apulia Film Commission, Regione Lazio, Gamenet, Banca Popolare di Vicenza, Morato Pane & Idee, Amer, New Sparta Films.  Screenplay…

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A Bigger Splash (2015)

LUCA GUADAGNINO Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5 Italy/France, 2015.  Frenesy Film Company, Cota Film, StudioCanal, Ministero per I Beni e le Attivita Culturali, Regione Siciliana, Sicilia Film Commission, Sensi Contemporanei Cinema e Audiovisivo.  Screenplay by David Kajganich, based on the story by Alain Page.  Cinematography by Yorick Le Saux.  Produced by Michael Costigan, Luca Guadagnino.  Production Design by Maria…

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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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My Mother (2015)

NANNI MORETTI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Mia Madre Italy/France, 2015.  Sacher Film, Fandango, Le Pacte, Rai Cinema, Ifitalia, Arte France Cinema, Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l’Europe, Ministero per I Beni e le Attivita Culturali, Arte/WDR Films Boutique, Canal+, Cine+, Cinémage 8, Cofinova 10, L’Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, Le Pacte, Palatine Étoile 11,…

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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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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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The Dust Of Time (2008)

THEODOROS ANGELOPOULOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Trilogia II: I Skoni Tou Hronou Greece/Italy/Germany/Russia, 2008.  Theo Angelopoulos Films, Greek Film Center, Hellenic Radio & Television, Multichoice Hellas-Nova, Classic, Lichtmeer Film GmbH, Studio 217, Greek Ministry of Culture, Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l’Europe, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Film Commission…

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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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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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