Quo Vadis, Aida (2020)

JASMILA ZBANIC Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 Bosnia And Herzegovina/Austria/Romania/Netherlands/Germany/Poland/France/Norway/Turkey, 2020. Coop99 Filmproduktion, Deblokada Produkcija, Digital Cube, Extreme Emotions, Indie Prod, N279 Entertainment, Radiotelevizija Bosne i Hercegovine, Razor Film Produktion GmbH, TRT, Tordenfilm AS, ZDF/Arte, Osterreichischer Rundfunk. Screenplay by Jasmila Zbanic. Cinematography by Christine A. Maier. Produced by Damir Ibrahimovich, Jasmila Zbanic. Music by…

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Collective (2019)

ALEXANDER NANAU Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB Original Title: Colectiv Romania/Luxembourg/Germany, 2019. Alexander Nanau Production, Samsa Film, HBO Europe, Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk, Centrul National al Cinematografiei, Luxembourg Film Fund, Sundance Institute Documentary Fund. Screenplay by Alexander Nanau, Antoaneta Opris. Cinematography by Alexander Nanau. Produced by Alina David, Hanka Kastelicová, Bernard Michaux, Alexander Nanau, Bianca Oana….

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The Whistlers (2019)

CORNELIU PORUMBOIU Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: La Gomera Romania/France/Germany, 2019.  42 Km Film, Les Films du Worso, Komplizen Film, Arte France Cinema, Bord Cadre Films, Cinema City, Eurimages, Film i Vast, Filmgate Films, MK2 Films, Romanian National Center for Cinematography, Studioul de Creatie Cinematografica al Ministerului Culturii, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.  Screenplay by…

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Simple Women (2019)

CHIARA MALTA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  Italy/Romania, 2019.  Rai Cinema, Vivo Film, microFILM.  Screenplay by Sébastien Laudenbach, Chiara Malta, Marco Pettenello.  Cinematography by Tudor Vladimir Panduru.  Produced by Marta Donzelli, Gregorio Paonessa, Ada Solomon.  Music by Olivier Mellano.  Production Design by Massimiliano Nocente.  Film Editing by Giogiò Franchini, Ion Ioachim Stroe.  Jasmine Trinca…

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Saf (2018)

ALI VATANSEVER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   Turkey/Germany/Romania, 2018.  Terminal Film, 2Pilots Filmproduction, 4 Proof Film.  Screenplay by Ali Vatansever.  Cinematography by Tudor Vladimir Panduru.  Produced by Selin Vatansever, Oya Özden.  Production Design by Meral Efe Yurtseven, Yunus Emre Yurtseven. Costume Design by Yasemin Kuzey.  Film Editing by Evren Lus.  Kemil (Erol Afsin) is struggling to find work…

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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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Graduation (2016)

CRISTIAN MUNGIU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  Bacalaureat Romania/France/Belgium, 2016.  Canal+, Cine+, Eurimages, France 3 Cinema, France Televisions, Groupama Romania, Les Films Du Fleuve, Mobra Films, Orange, Romanian Film Board, Why Not Productions, Wild Bunch.  Screenplay by Cristian Mungiu.  Cinematography by Tudor Vladimir Panduru.  Produced by Cristian Mungiu.  Production Design by Simona Paduretu.  Costume Design by Brandusa Ioan.  Film…

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Callas Forever (2002)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy/France/Spain/United Kingdom/Romania, 2002.  Cattleya, Medusa Film, Alquimia Cinema, Film and General Productions, Galfin, Media Pro Pictures, Babe Film, France 2 Cinéma, Canal+, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Eurimages.  Original idea by Franco Zeffirelli, Scenario by Martin Sherman, Franco Zeffirelli.  Cinematography by Ennio Guarnieri.  Produced by Riccardo Tozzi, Giovannella Zannoni.  Music…

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Blood & Chocolate (2007)

KATJA VON GARNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA/United Kingdom/Germany/Romania, 2007.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Lakeshore Entertainment, Daniel Bobker Productions, Berrick Filmproduktion, Blood & Chocolate Productions Ltd..  Screenplay by Ehren Kruger, Christopher Landon, based on the book by Annette Curtis Klause.  Cinematography by Brendan Galvin.  Produced by Wolfgang Esenwein, Hawk Koch, Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg, Richard S. Wright.  Music by Reinhold Heil, Johnny…

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The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)

CRISTI PUIU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5 Original title:  Moartea Domnului Lazarescu Romania, 2005.  Mandragora.  Screenplay by Cristi Puiu, Razvan Radulescu.  Cinematography by Andrei Butica, Oleg Mutu.  Produced by Bobby Paunescu.  Music by Andreea Paduraru.  Production Design by Cristina Barbu.  Costume Design by Cristina Barbu.  Film Editing by Dana Bunescu.  European Film Awards 2005.  Toronto International Film Festival 2005.   A Bucharest hypochondriac spends most…

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4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days (2007)

CRISTIAN MUNGIU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  4 Luni, 3 Saptamani si 2 Zile Romania, 2007.  Mobra Films, Centrul National al Cinematografiei, Mindshare Media, McCann-Erickson, Televiziunea Romana, Saga Film, The Hubert Bals Fund of the Rotterdam Festival.  Screenplay by Cristian Mungiu, script consultant Razvan Radulescu.  Cinematography by Oleg Mutu.  Produced by Cristian Mungiu, Oleg Mutu.  Production Design by Mihaela Poenaru.  Costume Design…

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Joyeux Noel

CHRISTIAN CARION Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Scottish, French and German soldiers on the front lines of World War I put aside their differences on Christmas Eve and enjoy a day of ceasefire, fraternizing after following the inspiration of an operatic aria sung by the beautiful Diane Kruger, who was visiting her lover that night. The…

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