Happy As Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (2018)

ALICE ROHRWACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Italy/Switzerland/France/Germany, 2018.  Tempesta, Amka Films Productions, Ad Vitam Production, Pola Pandora Filmproduktions, Rai Cinema, RSI-Radiotelevisione Svizzera, Arte France, Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Regione Lazio, Office Fédéral de la Culture, Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l’Europe.  Screenplay by … More Happy As Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) (2018)

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The Monk (Le Moine)

B.5 (out of 5) A novel published in 1796 by twenty-one year-old Matthew Lewis, overflowing with images of demons and ghost nuns, lusty blood-soaked virgins and murderous friars, all of them manifested by a committed belief in the supernatural world, has been turned into a dour and pompously spare experience directed by a skeptic with … More The Monk (Le Moine)

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Caresses (Caricies)

BBBB (out of 5) Excellent human drama from Spanish director Ventura Pons has a Ronde-like plot that only helps make the drama richer. The film is a circular collection of two-character scenes, where the player from the previous scene moves on to interact with a new figure in the next scene, then that new person … More Caresses (Caricies)

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Potiche (2010)

FRANCOIS OZON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  France, 2010.  Mandarin Films, FOZ, France 2 Cinema, Mars Films, Wild Bunch, Scope Pictures, Canal+, France Télévision, TPS Star, Région Wallone, La Banque Postale Image 3, Cofinova 6, Cinémage 4, Soficinéma 6, SCOPE Invest.  Screenplay by Francois Ozon, based on the play by Pierre Barillet, Jean-Pierre Gredy.  Cinematography by Yorick Le Saux.  Produced by … More Potiche (2010)

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Ricky (2009)

FRANCOIS OZON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France/Italy, 2009.  Eurowide Film Production, FOZ, Teodora Film, BUF, France 2 Cinema, Coficup 3, Backup Media, Uni Étoile 5, CineCinema, Canal+, Le Pacte.  Screenplay by Francois Ozon.  Cinematography by Jeanne Lapoirie.  Produced by Chris Bolzli, Claudie Ossard, Vieri Razzini.  Music by Philippe Rombi.  Production Design by Katia Wyszkop.  Costume Design by Pascaline Chavanne.  Film Editing by Muriel … More Ricky (2009)

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