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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Spoor (2017)

AGNIESZKA HOLLAND, KASIA ADAMIK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original title: Pokot Poland/Germany/Czech Republic/Sweden/Slovakia/France, 2017.  Studio Filmowe “Tor”, Heimatfilm, Nutprodukcia, Chimney group, Nutprodukce, Agora, Ceská Televize, Eurimages, Film i Vast, HBO Polska, Narodowy Instytut Audiowizualny, Odra Film, Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, ZDF/Arte.  Screenplay by Olga Tokarczuk, Agnieszka Holland, based on the novel by Olga…

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Corpus Christi (2019)

JAN KOMASA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5. Original title:  Boze Cialo Poland, 2019.  Aurum Film, WFS Walter Film Studio, Canal+ Polska, Podkarpacki Fundusz Filmowy, Les Contes modernes, Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee.  Screenplay by Mateusz Pacewicz.  Cinematography by Piotr Sobocinski Jr..  Produced by Leszek Bodzak, Aneta Cebula-Hickinbotham. …

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Elles (2011)

MALGORZATA SZUMOWSKA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. France/Poland/Germany, 2011.  Slot Machine, Zentropa International Poland, Zentropa International Koln, Canal+ Polska, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Shot – Szumowski, Liberator Productions, Polish Film Institute, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutscher Filmforderfonds, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Procirep, Angoa-Agicoa, Haut et Court, Memento Films International, Potemkine Films, Kino Swiat, Cofinova 7,…

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High Life (2018)

CLAIRE DENIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom/France/Germany/Poland/USA, 2018.  Alcatraz Films, Andrew Lauren Productions, Arte France Cinema, BFI Film Fund, Canal+, Cine+, Madants, Pandora Filmproduktion, Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, The Apocalypse Films Company, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau, Geoff Cox, consultant Nick Laird.  Cinematography by Yorick Le Saux, Tomasz Naumiuk.  Produced…

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Cold War (2018)

PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Original title:  Zimna wojna Poland/United Kingdom/France, 2018.  Opus Film, Apocalypso Pictures, MK2 Productions, Arte France, BFI Film Fund, Canal+ Polska, Cinestaan Film Company, City of Lodz, City of Warsaw, EC1 Lódz – Miasto Kultury, Eurimages, Film4, Kino Swiat, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, MK2 Films, Maziowiecki Fundusz Filmowy, Mazovia…

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Loving Vincent (2017)

DOROTA KOBIELA, HUGH WELCHMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Poland/United Kingdom/USA, 2017.  BreakThru Productions, Trademark Films, Silver Reel, Odra Film, Centrum Technologii Audiowizualnych, Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, RBF Productions, Sevenex Capital Partners.  Screenplay by Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, Jacek Dehnel.  Cinematography by Tristan Oliver, Lukasz Zal.  Produced by Sean M. Bobbitt, Ivan Mactaggart, Hugh Welchman.  Music by Clint Mansell.  Production Design by…

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Venus In Fur (2013)

ROMAN POLANSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  La Venus a la Fourrure France/Poland, 2013.  R.P. Productions, A.S. Films, Monolith Films.  Screenplay by Roman Polanski, David Ives, based on the play by David Ives, and the novel by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch.  Cinematography by Pawel Edelman.  Produced by Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Bruno…

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The Third Part Of The Night (1971)

ANDRZEJ ZULAWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Trzecia Czesc Nocy Poland, 1971.  Polski State Film.  Screenplay by Andrzej Zulawski, Miroslaw Zulawski.  Cinematography by Witold Sobocinski.  Music by Andrzej Korzynski.  Production Design by Teresa Barska.  Costume Design by Lidia Rzeszewska.  Film Editing by Halina Prugar-Ketling. Remarkably assured feature debut by the never dull Andrzej Zulawski, set during World War II and…

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Nights And Days (1975)

JERZY ANTCZAK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Noce I Dnie Poland, 1975.  Zespól Filmowy “Kadr”.  Screenplay by Jerzy Antczak, based on the novel by Maria Dabrowska.  Cinematography by Stanislaw Loth.  Music by Waldemar Kazanecki.  Production Design by Jerzy Maslowski.  Costume Design by Barbara Ptak, Renata Wlasow.  Film Editing by Janina Niedzwiecka.  Academy Awards 1976.   Dramatic epic based on the novel…

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The Silent Star (1960)

KURT MAETZIG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Der Schweigende Stern Alternate title:  First Spaceship on Venus East Germany/Poland, 1960.  VEB DEFA-Studio für Spielfilme, Künstlerische Arbeitsgruppe ”Roter Kreis”, Film Polski, Zespól Filmowy ”Iluzjon”.  Screenplay by Jan Fethke, Wolfgang Kohlhaase, Gunter Reisch, Gunther Rucker, Alexander Stenbock-Fermor, screenplay collaboration with Kurt Maetzig, based on the novel Astronauci by Stanislaw Lem.  Cinematography by Joachim…

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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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