Little Joe (2019)

JESSICA HAUSNER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Austria/United Kingdom/Germany/France, 2019.  Coop99 Filmproduktion, The Bureau, Essential Filmproduktion GmbH, Arte Deutschland TV, Bayerischer Rundfunk, British Broadcasting Corporation, British Film Institute, Coproduction Office, Eurimages, Film Industry Support Austria, Filmfonds Wien, Filmstandort Austria, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Société Parisienne de Production, Osterreichischer Rundfunk, Österreichisches Filminstitut.  Screenplay by Géraldine Bajard, Jessica…

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Women Without Men (2009)

SHIRIN NESHAT, SHOJA AZARI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. Original Title: Zanan-e bedun-e mardan Germany/Austria/France/Italy/Ukraine/Morocco/Iran, 2009. Essential Filmproduktion GmbH, Coop99 Filmproduktion, Coproduction Office, CinePostproduction, Rommel Film, BIM Distribuzione, EMC Produktion, Sota Cinema Group, Schönheitsfarm Postproduction, Manfred Bunwey Filmproduktion, Agora Films, Sundance Feature Film Program, Osterreichischer Rundfunk, MEDIA Programme of the European Union.  Screenplay by…

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Delta (2008)

KORNEL MUNDRUCZO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Hungary/Germany, 2008.  Proton Cinema, Essential Filmproduktion GmbH, Filmpartners, ZDF/Arte, Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary, Ministry of Education and Culture, TV2, Budapest Film, Mitteldeutsche Medienforderung, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.  Screenplay by Yvette Biro, Kornél Mundruczó.  Cinematography by Matyas Erdely.  Produced by Philippe Bober, Viktória Petrányi.  Music by Félix Lajkó. …

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The Square (2017)

RUBEN OSTLUND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Sweden/Germany/France/Denmark, 2017.  Plattform Produktion, Arte France Cinema, Coproduction Office, Det Danske Filminstitut, Essential Filmproduktion GmbH, Film i Vast, Imperative Entertainment, Minorordningen, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Sveriges Television, Swedish Film Institute, Yle to 1 Finland, ZDF/Arte.  Screenplay by Ruben Ostlund.  Cinematography by Fredrik Wenzel.  Produced by Philippe Bober, Erik Hemmendorff.  Music by Rasmus…

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Battle In Heaven (2005)

CARLOS REYGADAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Original title:  Batalla En El Cielo Mexico/Belgium/France/Germany/Netherlands, 2005.  Coproduction Office, No Dream Cinema, Mantarraya Producciones, Tarantula, Arte France Cinema, Universidad de Guadalajara, ZDF/Arte, Essential Filmproduktion GmbH, Mackey Co., Hubert Bals Fund, Fonds Sud, Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Lumière Productie.  Screenplay…

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Force Majeure (2014)

RUBEN OSTLUND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   Original title:  Turist Sweden/France/Denmark/Norway, 2014.  Beofilm, Coproduction Office, Film i Vast, Motlys, Plattform Produktion, Rhone-Alpes Cinema.  Screenplay by Ruben Ostlund.  Cinematography by Fredrik Wenzel.  Produced by Philippe Bober, Erik Hemmendorff, Marie Kjellson.  Music by Ola Flottum.  Production Design by Josefin Asberg.  Costume Design by Pia Aleborg.  Film Editing by Jacob Secher Schulsinger. European Film Awards 2014.   Golden Globe Awards…

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Paradise: Love (2012)

ULRICH SEIDL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Paradies Liebe Austria/Germany/France, 2012.  Ulrich Seidl Film Produktion GmbH, Tatfilm, Coproduction Office, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, WDR / Arte, ARD Degeto Film, Arte France. Screenplay by Urlich Seidl, Veronika Franz.  Cinematography Edward Lachman, Wolfgang Thaler.  Produced by Philippe Bober, Christine Ruppert, Ulrich Seidl.  Production Design by Andreas Donhauser, Renate Martin.  Costume Design by…

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Le Quattro Volte

BBB.5 (out of 5) Alternate title:  The Four Times The Pythagorean theory of the soul’s four-fold transmigration is rendered on film as a wordless meditation on life and nature. We first observe an elderly Calabrian sheepherder who believes that good health comes from putting the dust from a cathedral floor into his water. Following its existence…

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