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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Before The Winter Chill (2013)

PHILIPPE CLAUDEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  Original title:  Avant l’Hiver France/Luxembourg, 2013.  Les films du 24, Samsa Film, France 3 Cinéma, TF1 Droits Audiovisuels, Canal+, Ciné+, France Télévisions, A Plus Image 4, Hoche Artois Images, Fonds National de Soutien à la Production Audiovisuelle du Luxembourg.  Screenplay by Philippe Claudel.  Cinematography by Denis Lenoir.  Produced by Yves Marmion, Romain Rojtman.  Music by…

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Tempo (2003)

ERIC STYLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Canada/France/Luxembourg/United Kingdom, 2003.  Chesler/Perlmutter Productions, France 2, Grosvenor Park Productions, Le Sabre, Samsa Film.  Screenplay by L.M. Kit Carson, Jeremy Lipp, Jennifer Salt.  Cinematography by Robert Fraisse.  Produced by Georges Campana, Lewis Chesler, David Perlmutter.  Music by John McCarthy.  Production Design by Jean-Pierre Bazerolle, Anne Seibel.  Costume Design by Brigitte Nierhaus. Film Editing by Marvin Lawrene, Caroline…

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Twin Sisters (2002)

BEN SOMBOGAART Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  De Tweeling The Netherlands/Luxembourg, 2002.  IDTV Film, Samsa Film.  Screenplay by Marieke van der Pol, based on the novel by Tessa de Loo.  Cinematography by Piotr Kukla.  Produced by Hanneke Niens, Anton Smit.  Music by Fons Merkies.  Production Design by Michel De Graaf.  Costume Design by Linda Bogers.  Film Editing by Herman P. Koerts.  Academy Awards…

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Special Treatment (2010)

JEANNE LABRUNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5 Original title:  Sans Queue Ni Tete France, 2010.  Liaison Cinématographique, Samsa Film, Artémis Productions, Art-Light Productions, Canal+, CinéCinéma, Fonds National de Soutien à la Production Audiovisuelle du Luxembourg, Région Wallone, Bruxelles Capitale, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, La Banque Postale Image 3, Banque Populaire Images 10, Soficinéma 6, Taxshelter….

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The School Of Flesh (1998)

BENOIT JACQUOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Original title:  L’Ecole De La Chair France/Luxembourg/Belgium, 1998.  Orsans Productions, V.M. Productions, La Sept Cinéma, Les Films du Camélia, Artémis Productions, Radio Télévision Belge Francophone, Samsa Film, Canal+, Studio Image 4, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Fonds National…

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An Affair Of Love

FREDERIC FONTEYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  Un Liaison Pornographique Alternate title:  A Pornographic Affair Intellectual French film about a middle-aged woman (Nathalie Baye) who puts an ad in an adult magazine for someone who will indulge her in a fantasy that is never disclosed to the audience. The man who answers her ad (Sergi…

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JCVD

BBBBB (out of 5) The fine line between fiction and reality is ridden to perfection in this straight-outta-left-field work of art by Mabrouk El Mechri. Jean-Claude Van Damme impresses and inspires as a fictional version of himself, struggling to break out of straight-to-video hell while at the same enlisted in a messy and expensive custody battle…

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