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…

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My Life As A Zucchini (My Life As A Courgette) (Ma Vie De Courgette) (2016)

CLAUDE BARRAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Switzerland/France, 2016.  Rita Productions, Blue Spirit Animation, Gébéka Films, KNM, Radio Télévision Suisse, SRG SSR Idee Suisse, Rhone-Alpes Cinema, France 3 Cinema, Hélium Films, Office Fédéral de la Culture, Cinéforom, Loterie Suisse Romande, Eurimages, Canal+, France Televisions, Cine+, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Indie Sales Company, Indie Invest, Suissimage, Région Rhône-Alpes, Département…

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Clouds of Sils Maria

BB.5 (out of 5) Successful movie star Juliette Binoche is on her way to an awards ceremony honouring the playwright who launched her career decades earlier, with cell-phone laden assistant Kristen Stewart perpetually behind her.  On the train ride to Zurich they learn that the event’s honouree, on whose behalf Binoche was planning to accept a prize,…

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Home (2008)

BBBB (out of 5) Isabelle Huppert and Olivier Gourmet head a family of five who live in a small house beside an unfinished, abandoned highway. Their life proceeds in an orderly, small-town fashion until one day, without much warning, everything changes. Workers show up to complete the road, and suddenly it is a majory artery with thousands…

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Les Destinees (Les Destinees Sentimentales)

BBB (out of 5) A country pastor (Charles Berling) decides to divorce his unfaithful wife (Isabelle Huppert) at the beginning of this epic drama. Giving her a healthy portion of money from his wealthy family in order to appease her, he meets and falls in love with a young woman (Emmanuelle Béart) and the two…

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