China Is Near (1967)

MARCO BELLOCCHIO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  La Cina e Vicina Italy, 1967.  Vides Cinematografica.  Story by Marco Bellocchio, Screenplay by Elda Tattoli, Marco Bellocchio.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli.  Produced by Franco Cristaldi. Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Ugo Novello.  Film Editing by Roberto Perpignani. A political comedy/drama that has lost none of its energy…

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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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Fiorile (1993)

PAOLO TAVIANI, VITTORIO TAVIANI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  Italy/France/Germany, 1993.  Filmtre, Gierre Film, Florida Movies, La Sept Cinéma, Roxy Films, K.S. Film, Penta Film, Canal+, Eurimages.  Screenplay by Sandro Petraglia, Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani.  Cinematography by Giuseppe Lanci.  Produced by Jerome Clement, Grazia Volpi.  Music by Nicola Piovani.  Production Design by Gianni Sbarra.  Costume Design by Lina Nerli Taviani.  Film Editing by Roberto…

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The Postman (1994)

MICHAEL RADFORD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Il Postino Italy/France/Belgium, 1994.  Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinematografica, Penta Film, Esterno Mediterraneo Film, Blue Dahlia Productions, K2 Two, Canal+.  Story by Furio Scarpelli, Giacomo Scarpelli, Screenplay by Anna Pavignano, Michael Radford, Furio Scarpelli, Giacomo Scarpelli, Massimo Troisi, based on the novel Ardiente Paciencia by Antonio Skarmeta.  Cinematography by Franco…

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Hidden Love (2007)

ALESSANDRO CAPONE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Original title:  L’amore nascosto Italy/Luxembourg/Belgium, 2007.  Cristaldi Pictures, Tarantula, Backup Media, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral de Belgique, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Soho Films, Tarantula, Umedia, uFilm.  Screenplay by Alessandro Capone, Luca D’Alisera, based on the book by Danièle Girard.  Cinematography by Luciano Tovoli.  Produced by Massimo Cristaldi, Mark…

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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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Before The Revolution (1964)

BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Prima Della Rivoluzione Italy, 1964.  Cineriz, Iride Cinematografica.  Story and Screenplay by Bernardo Bertolucci, collaboration with Gianni Amico.  Cinematography by Aldo Scavarda.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Vittorio Cafiero, Angelo Canevari.  Costume Design by Federico Forquet.  Film Editing by Roberto Perpignani.   A teenage boy is growing into his twenties and looking for…

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