Silent Land (2021)

AGNIESZKA WOSZCYNSKA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Cicha ziemia Poland/Czech Republic/Italy, 2021. Lava Films, Kino Produzioni, I/O post, EC1 Lódz – Miasto Kultury, Canal+ Polska, Eurimages, Státní fond kinematografie, Ministero della Cultura, Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Fondazione Sardegna Film Commission. Screenplay by Piotr Litwin, Agnieszka Woszczynska. Cinematography by Bartosz Swiniarski. Produced by…

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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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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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Ida (2013)

PAWEL PAWLIKOWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.    Poland/Denmark/France/United Kingdom, 2013.  Opus Film, Phoenix Film Investments, Canal+ Polska, City of Lodz, Danish Film Institute, Eurimages, Phoenix Film Poland, Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Portobello Pictures.  Screenplay by Pawel Pawlikowski, Rebecca Lenkiewicz.  Cinematography by Ryszard Lenczewski, Lukasz Zal.  Produced by Eric Abraham, Piotr Dzieciol, Ewa Puszczynska.  Music by Kristian Eidnes Andersen.  Production Design by…

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Antichrist (2009)

LARS VON TRIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Denmark/Germany/France/Sweden/Italy/Poland, 2009.  Zentropa Entertainments, Zentropa International Koln, Slot Machine, Memfis Film, Trollhattan Film AB, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Lucky Red, Zentropa International Poland, Danmarks Radio, Arte France Cinema, ZDF/Arte, ARTE, Film i Vast, Sveriges Television, CNC, Canal+, Det Danske Filminstitut, Deutscher Filmforderfonds, Liberator Productions, Nordisk Film & TV Fond,Polski Instytut…

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In Darkness (2011)

AGNIESZKA HOLLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Poland/Germany/Canada, 2011.  Schmidtz Katze Filmkollektiv, The Film Works, Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Filmförderungsanstalt, Hessen-Invest Film, The Harold Greenberg Fund, Rogers Telefund, Mongrel Media, Canadian Heritage, Ontario Media Development Corporation, CinePostproduction, Filmissimo, Cinegate, Studio Babelsberg, Studio Filmowe Zebra, Urban Post Production.  Screenplay by David F….

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Carnage

ROMAN POLANSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Roman Polanski is capable of making some pretty impressive, epic level masterpieces (Tess, The Pianist), but is equally adept when it comes time to scale it down and tighten the screws. In this case it is a film adaptation of Yasmina Reza’s play Le Dieu Du Carnage, a…

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Katyn (2007)

ANDRZEJ WAJDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Poland, 2007.  Akson Studio, TVP, Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, Telekomunikacja Polska.  Story by Andrzej Mularczyk, Screenplay by Przemyslaw Nowakowski, Wladyslaw Pasikowski, Andrzej Wajda.  Cinematography by Pawel Edelman.  Produced by Michal Kwiecinski.  Music by Krzysztof Penderecki. Production Design by Magdalena Dipont.  Costume Design by Magdalena Biedrzycka.  Film Editing by Milenia Fiedler, Rafal Listopad.   The atrocity that…

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