Parallel Mothers (2021)

PEDRO ALMODOVAR Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: Madres paralelas Spain, 2021. El Deseo, Pathe, Radio Televisión Española, Remotamente Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment. Screenplay by Pedro Almodóvar. Cinematography by Jose Luis Alcaine. Produced by Agustín Almodóvar, Esther García. Music by Alberto Iglesias. Production Design by Antxon Gomez. Costume Design by Paola Torres. Film Editing…

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Benedetta (2021)

PAUL VERHOEVEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB France/Belgium/Netherlands, 2021. SBS Productions, Pathe, France 2 Cinema, France 3 Cinema, Topkapi Films, Belga Productions, Belga Films Fund, Canal+, Centre National du Cinéma, Cine+, Cinémage 13, Cofimage 30, Cofinova 15, France Televisions, Indéfilms 7, Netherland Filmfund, Palatine Etoile 16, Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. Screenplay by David Birke, Paul Verhoeven,…

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Dalida (2016)

LISA AZUELOS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  France, 2016.  Bethsabée Mucho, Pathe, TF1 Films Production, Umedia, Universal Music Publishing, Rai Cinema, Les Productions Orlando, uFund, Jouror Productions, Canal+, TF1, Orange Cinema Series, HD1, Region Ile-de-France, Wildside.  Screenplay by Lisa Azuelos, collaboration with Orlando, Jacques Pessis, based on the book by Catherine Rihoit, Orlando.  Cinematography by…

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The Little Stranger (2018)

LENNY ABRAHAMSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Ireland/United Kingdom/France, 2018.  Potboiler Productions, lement Pictures, Anguille Productions,  Canal+, Film4, Ingenious Media, Irish Film Board, Pathe.  Screenplay by Lucinda Coxon, based on the novel by Sarah Waters.  Cinematography by Ole Bratt Birkeland.  Produced by Andrea Calderwood, Gail Egan, Ed Guiney.  Music by Stephen Rennicks.  Production Design by Simon Elliott.  Costume Design by Steven…

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Mr. Nobody (2009)

JACO VAN DORMAEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB. Belgium/Germany/Canada/France/USA/United Kingdom, 2009.  Pan Européenne, Virtual Films, Christal Films, Pathe, Integral Films, Lago Film, Toto & Co Films, SCOPE Invest, Groupe Un, Caviar Films, ARD Degeto Film, Belga Films, Canal+, Caviar, CineCinema, Climax Films, Deutscher Filmforderfonds, Fortis Film Fund, France 2, France 2 Cinema, France 3, France 3 Cinema,…

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The French Minister (2013)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Original title:  Quai D’Orsay France, 2013.  Little Bear, Pathé, France 2 Cinéma, CN2 Productions, Alvy Développement, Canal+, Ciné+, Site 4 View Productions.  Screenplay by Abel Lanzac, Christophe Blain, Bertrand Tavernier, based on the comic book Quai d’Orsay-Chroniques Diplomatiques by Abel Lanzac, Christophe Blain.  Cinematography by Jerome Almeras.  Produced by Frederic Bourboulon, Jerome Seydoux.  Music…

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Alone In Berlin (2016)

VINCENT PEREZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB United Kingdom/France/Germany, 2016.  X-Filme Creative Pool, Master Movies, FilmWave, Pathe, Buffalo Films, Alone in Berlin, WS Film, Lipsync Productions, Canal+.  Screenplay by Achim von Borries, Vincent Perez, collaboration with Bettine von Borries, based on the novel by Hans Fallada.  Cinematography by Christophe Beaucarne.  Produced by Stefan Arndt, Christian Grass, Marco Pacchioni, James…

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Souvenir (2016)

BAVO DEFURNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Belgium/Luxembourg/France, 2016.  Bonjour Pictures, Deal Productions, Frakas Productions, Avenue B Productions, Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, Région Wallonne, Bruxellimage, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Federal de Belgique, Casa Kafka Pictures, Casa Kafka Pictures Movie Tax Shelter Empowered by Belfius, Fonds National de Soutien à la Production Audiovisuelle du Luxembourg, Cofinova 12,…

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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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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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Selma (2014)

AVA DuVERNAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5.   United Kingdom/USA, 2014.  Cloud Eight Films, Celador Films, Harpo Films, Pathe, Plan B Entertainment.  Screenplay by Paul Webb.  Cinematography by Bradford Young.  Produced by Christian Colson, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Oprah Winfrey.  Music by Jason Moran.  Production Design by Mark Friedberg.  Costume Design by Ruth E. Carter.  Film Editing by Spencer Averick.   By 1964, the Civil Rights…

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Zulu (2013)

JEROME SALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France/South Africa, 2013.  Eskwad, Pathé, Lobster Tree, M6 Films, Canal+, Ciné+, M6, W9.  Screenplay by Julien Rappeneau, Jerome Salle, based on the book by Caryl Ferey. Cinematography by Denis Rouden.  Produced by Richard Grandpierre.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Laurent Ott.  Costume Design by Rae Donnelly.  Film Editing by Stan Collet.   Cape Town police officers…

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