The Tsugua Diaries (2021)

MAUREEN FAZANDEIRO, MIGUEL GOMES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: Diários de Otsoga Portugal, 2021. O Som e a Furia, Uma Pedra no Sapato. Screenplay by Maureen Fazendeiro, Miguel Gomes, Mariana Ricardo. Cinematography by Mário Castanheira. Produced by Sandro Aguilar, João Miller Guerra, Filipa Reis, Luís Urbano. Production Design by Nuno Esteves, David…

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Color Out Of Space (2019)

RICHARD STANLEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA/Malaysia/Portugal, 2019.  SpectreVision, ACE Pictures Entertainment, BRO Cinema, XYZ Films.  Screenplay by Richard Stanley, Scarlett Amaris, based on the short story by H.P. Lovecraft.  Cinematography by Steve Annis.  Produced by Daniel Noah, Josh C. Waller, Lisa Whalen, Elijah Wood.  Music by Colin Stetson.  Production Design by Katie…

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Anatomy Of Hell (2004)

CATHERINE BREILLAT Bil’s rating (out of 5): B Original Title: Anatomie de l’enfer France/Portugal, 2004.  Flach Film, CB Films, Canal+, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Animatógrafo II.   Screenplay by Catherine Breillat, based on her novel Pornocratie.   Cinematography by Giorgos Arvanitis, Guillaume Schiffman.  Produced by Jean-François Lepetit.   Music by Mathias Bernard.   Production Design…

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Vitalina Varela (2019)

PEDRO COSTA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Portugal, 2019.  Optec.  Screenplay by Pedro Costa, Vitalina Varela.  Cinematography by Leonardo Simoes.  Produced by Abel Ribeiro Chaves.  Film Editing by Vítor Carvalho, João Dias.   Pedro Costa reunites with the subject of an earlier documentary and has her play a sort of stylized version of herself, using…

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Diamantino (2018)

GABRIEL ABRANTES, DANIEL SCHMIDT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Portugal/France/Brazil, 2018.  Maria & Mayer, Les Films du Bélier, Syndrome Films, Filmes do Tejo.  Screenplay by Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt. Cinematography by Charles Ackley Anderson.  Produced by Maria Joao Mayer, Justin Taurand, Daniel van Hoogstraten.  Music by Adriana Holtz, Ulysse Klotz.  Production Design by Cypress…

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Frankie (2019)

IRA SACHS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  France/Portugal, 2019.  SBS Productions, O Som e a Furia, Beluga Tree, Proximus, ICA Minority Portuguese Co-Production Fund, Centre National De La Cinematographie, ICA French-Portuguese Co-Production Fund, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Federal de Belgique.  Screenplay by Ira Sachs, Mauricio Zacharias.  Cinematography by Rui Pocas.  Produced by Said…

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Belle Toujours (2006)

MANOEL DE OLIVEIRA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   Portugal/France, 2006.  Filbox Produções, Les Films d’Ici, Instituto do Cinema, Audiovisual e Multimédia, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Radiotelevisão Portuguesa.  Screenplay by Manoel de Oliveira.  Cinematography by Sabine Lancelin.  Produced by Miguel Cadilhe.  Music by Lawrence Foster.  Production Design by Christian Marti.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by Valerie Loiseleux.  European Film Awards…

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Ashes and Blood (2009)

FANNY ARDANT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Original title:  Cendres Et Sang France/Romania/Portugal, 2009.  Alfama Films, Arte France Cinema, Hirsch, DD Productions, Libra Film, Clap Filmes, Canal+, CineCinema, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Romanian National Center for Cinematography, Radiotelevisão Portuguesa.  Screenplay by Fanny Ardant, based on the novel by Ismail Kadare.  Cinematography by Gerard de Battista.  Produced by Paulo Branco, Tudor…

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Zama (2017)

LUCRECIA MARTEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB. Argentina/Spain/France/Netherlands/USA/Brazil/Mexico/Portugal/Lebanon/Switzerland, 2017.  Bananeira Filmes, CNC, Canana, El Deseo, Institut Francais, Instituto de la Cinematografia y de las Artes Audiovisuales, Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales, KNM, L’Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, Lemming Film, Louverture Films, MPM Film, Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres et du Developpement International, Netherland Filmfund,…

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Historic Centre (2012)

PEDRO COSTA, MANOEL DE OLIVEIRA, VICTOR ERICE, AKI KAURISMAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Original title:  Centro Historico Portugal, 2012.  Globalstone RV Films, Nautilus Films, Sociedade Óptica Técnica.  Screenplay by Pedro Costa, Manoel de Oliveira, Victor Erice, Aki Kaurismaki.  Cinematography by Pedro Costa, Timo Salminen, Leonardo Simoes, Valentin Alvarez.  Produced by Rodrigo Areias, Aki Kaurismaki, Silverio Canto Moniz.  Music by Pedro Santos.  Production…

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3X3D (2013)

JEAN-LUC GODARD, PETER GREENAWAY, EDGAR PERA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/Portugal, 2013.  Fundação Cidade de Guimarães.  Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard, Peter Greenaway, Edgar Pera.  Cinematography by Luis Branquinho, Reinier van rummelen.  Produced by Rodrigo Areias.  Production Design by Ricardo Preto.  Costume Design by Susana Abreu.  Film Editing by Raphael Lefevre, Elmer Leupen. Three short films by three filmmakers making their…

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Mysteries of Lisbon (2010)

RAOUL RUIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.   Original title:  Misterios de Lisboa Portugal/France, 2010.  Clap Filmes, Alfama Films, Arte France, Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Cofinova Développement, Câmara Municipal de Oeiras, Camara Municipal de Sintra, Câmara Municipal de Vila do Bispo, Egeac.  Screenplay by Carlos Saboga, based on the novel by Camilo Castelo Branco.  Cinematography by Andre Szankowski.  Produced by Paulo Branco.  Music by…

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