Faithless (2000)

LIV ULLMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Original title:  Trolösa Sweden/Italy/Germany/Finland/Norway, 2000.  Classic, Nordisk Film- & TV-Fond, Norsk Rikskringkasting, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Rai Cinema, SVT Drama, Svensk Filmindustri, Svenska Filminstitutet, Yleisradio, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Ingmar Bergman.  Cinematography by Jörgen Persson.  Produced by Kaj Larsen, Johan Mardell.  Production Design by Göran Wassberg.  Costume Design by Inger Pehrsson.  Film Editing by Sylvia Ingemarsson.  European Film Awards…

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La Traviata (1982)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy, 1982.  Accent Films B.V., RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana. Screenplay by Franco Zeffirelli, based on the libretto by Francesco Maria Piave and the novel La Dame Aux Camelias by Alexandre Dumas fils.  Cinematography by Ennio Guarnieri. Produced by Tarak Ben Ammar.  Production Design by Franco Zeffirelli.  Costume Design by Piero Tosi.  Film Editing by Franca Silvi, Peter…

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The Star Maker (1995)

GIUSEPPE TORNATORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Original title:  L’Uomo Delle Stelle Italy, 1995.  Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinematografica, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana.  Story by Giuseppe Tornatore, Screenplay by Fabio Rinaudo, Giuseppe Tornatore.  Cinematography by Dante Spinotti.  Produced by Vittorio Cecchi Gori.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Francesco Bronzi.  Costume Design by Beatrice Bordone.  Film Editing by Massimo Quaglia.   A con man in…

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Elective Affinities (1996)

PAOLO TAVIANI, VITTORIO TAVIANI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  Original title:  La Affinita Elettive Italy/France, 1996.  Filmtre, Gierre Film, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Florida Movies, France 3 Cinéma, Canal+.  Screenplay by Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani, based on the novel Die Wahlverwandtschaften by Johann Wolfgang Goethe.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Lanci. Produced by Jean-Claude Cecile, Grazia Volpi.  Music by Carlo Crivelli.  Production Design by Gianni Sbarra.  Costume…

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The Tree Of Wooden Clogs (1978)

ERMANNO OLMI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB Original title:  L’Albero Degli Zoccoli Italy, 1978.  RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Ital-Noleggio Cinematografico.  Screenplay by Ermanno Olmi.  Cinematography by Ermanno Olmi.  Music by Fernando Germani.  Production Design by Enrico Tovaglieri.  Costume Design by Francesca Zucchelli.  Film Editing by Ermanno Olmi.   A masterpiece. Using non-professional actors, Ermanno Olmi has made a fascinating, impeccably powerful film that details the lives…

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Goya In Bordeaux (1999)

CARLOS SAURA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Goya En Burdeos Spain/Italy, 1999.  Lolafilms, Italian International Film, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Vía Digital, Televisión Española.  Screenplay by Carlos Saura.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Andrés Vicente Gómez.  Music by Roque Baños.  Production Design by Pierre-Louis Thevenet.  Costume Design by Pedro Moreno.  Film Editing by Julia Juaniz.  European Film Awards 2000.  Toronto International Film…

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Intervista (1987)

FEDERICO FELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy, 1987.  Aljosha, Cinecittà, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Fernlyn.  Screenplay by Federico Fellini, contributing writer Gianfranco Angelucci.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli.  Produced by Ibrahim Moussa.  Music by Nicola Piovani.  Production Design by Danilo Donati.  Costume Design by Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Nino Baragli.   Fellini pays homage to Cinecitta’s 50th anniversary and, in doing so, looks…

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Orchestra Rehearsal (1978)

FEDERICO FELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Prova D’Orchestra Italy/West Germany, 1978.  Daimo Cinematografica, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Albatros Filmproduktion.  Story by Federico Fellini, Screenplay by Federico Fellini, Brunello Rondi.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.  Produced by Michael Fangler, Renzo Rossellini.  Music by Nino Rota.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Gabriella Pescucci.  Film Editing by Ruggero Mastroianni.   An Italian orchestra…

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Certified Copy (2010)

ABBAS KIAROSTAMI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   Original title:  Copie Conforme France/Italy/Belgium, 2010.  MK2 Productions, BiBi Film, Abbas Kiarostami Productions, France 3 Cinema, Canal+ France, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Toscana Film Commission, Anglo-Belge Special Risks NV, Artemis Productions, Cinémage 4, Cofinova 6, France Televisions, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Federal de Belgique, MEDIA Programme of the European Union,…

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Flight Of The Innocent (1993)

CARLO CARLEI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Original title:  La Corsa Dell’Innocente Italy/France, 1993.  Canal+, Cristaldifilm, Fandango, Fildebroc, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Renn Productions, Rocket Pictures.  Story by Carlo Carlei, Screenplay by Carlo Carlei, Gualtiero Rosella.  Cinematography by Raffaele Mertes.  Produced by Franco Cristaldi, Domenico Procacci.  Music by Carlo Siliotto.  Production Design by Franco Ceraolo.  Costume Design by Mariolina Bono.  Film Editing by Claudio Di…

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The Spider’s Stratagem (1970)

BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  La Strategia Del Ragno Italy, 1970.  RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Red Film.  Screenplay by Bernardo Bertolucci, Eduardo de Gregorio, Marilù Parolini, based on the story Tema del Traidor y del Heroe by Jorge Luis Borges.  Cinematography by Franco Di Giacomo, Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Giovanni Bertolucci.  Production Design by Maria Paola Maino.  Costume Design by…

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Manon Of The Spring (1986)

CLAUDE BERRI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB Original title:  Manon Des Sources Italy/France/Switzerland, 1986.  DD Productions, Films A2, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Renn Productions.  Screenplay by Claude Berri, Gerard Brach, based on the novel by Marcel Pagnol.  Cinematography by Bruno Nuytten.  Produced by Pierre Grunstein.  Music by Jean-Claude Petit.  Production Design by Bernard Vezat.  Costume Design by Sylvie Gautrelet.  Film Editing by Herve de Luze,…

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