King Lear (1987)

JEAN-LUC GODARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA/Bahamas/France/Switzerland, 1987. The Cannon Group, Golan-Globus Productions. Screenplay by Richard Debuisne, Jean-Luc Godard, Norman Mailer, Peter Sellars. Cinematography by Sophie Maintigneux. Produced by Yoram Globus, Menahem Golan. Film Editing by Jean-Luc Godard. Toronto International Film Festival 1987. If you show up thinking that the likes of Jean-Luc…

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La Belle Noiseuse (1991)

JACQUES RIVETTE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  France/Switzerland, 1991.  Pierre Grise Productions, George Reinhart Productions, FR3 Films Production, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Canal+, Investimage 2, Investimage 3, Région Languedoc-Roussillon.  Scenario by Pascal Bonitzer, Christine Laurent, Jacques Rivette, dialogue by Pascal Bonitzer, Christine Laurent, inspired by the novella Le Chef-d’Oeuvre Inconnu by…

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Corpo Celeste (2011)

ALICE ROHRWACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB .  Italy/Switzerland/France, 2011.  Rai Cinema, Tempesta, JBA Production, Amka Films Productions, Arte France Cinema, RSI-Radiotelevisione Svizzera, SRG SSR Idee Suisse, ARTE, Cineteca del Comune di Bologna, Calabria Film Commission, Regione Calabria. Screenplay by Alice Rohrwacher.   Cinematography by Helene Louvart.   Produced by Jacques Bidou, Carlo Cresto-Dina, Marianne Dumoulin, Giulia…

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Monos (2019)

ALEJANDRO LANDES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Colombia/Argentina/Netherlands/Germany/Sweden/Uruguay/USA/Switzerland/Denmark, 2019.  Bord Cadre Films, CounterNarrative Films, Dynamo, El Campo Cine, Film i Vast, Le Pacte, Lemming Film, Mutante Cine, Pando Producciones, Pandora Filmproduktion, Snowglobe Films.  Story by Alejandro Landes, Screenplay by Alejandro Landes, Alexis Dos Santos.  Cinematography by Jasper Wolf.  Produced by Fernando Epstein, Alejandro Landes,…

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I Can’t Sleep (1994)

CLAIRE DENIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. Original title:  J’ai Pas Sommeil France/Germany/Switzerland, 1994.  Arena Films, Orsans, Les Films de Mindif, France 3 Cinema, M6 Films, Agora Film, Vega Film.  Screenplay by Jean-Pol Fargeau, Claire Denis.  Cinematography by Agnes Godard.  Produced by Bruno Pesery.  Music by Jean-Louis Murat, John Pattison.  Production Design by Arnaud de…

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Birds of Passage (2018)

CRISTINA GALLEGO, CIRO GUERRA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  Original title:  Pájaros de verano Columbia/Denmark/Mexico/Germany/Switzerland, 2018.  Blond Indian Films, Bord Cadre Films, Ciudad Lunar Producciones, Films Boutique, Labodigital, Pimienta Films, Snowglobe Films.  Original idea by Cristina Gallego, Screenplay by Maria Camila Arias, Jacques Toulemonde Vidal.  Cinematography by David Gallego.  Produced by Cristina Gallego, Katrin Pors.  Music…

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Brass Target (1978)

JOHN HOUGH Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.   USA/West Germany/Switzerland, 1978.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Screenplay by Alvin Boretz, based on the novel by Frederick Nolan.  Cinematography by Tony Imi.  Produced by Arthur Lewis.  Music by Laurence Rosenthal.  Production Design by Rolf Zehetbauer.  Costume Design by Monika Bauert.  Film Editing by David Lane. George S. Patton is given the JFK treatment in a conspiracy thriller that…

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The Image Book (2018)

JEAN-LUC GODARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   Switzerland/France, 2018.  Casa Azul Films, Ecran Noir productions.  Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard.  Cinematography by Fabrice Aragno.  Produced by Fabrice Aragno, Mitra Farahani.  Production Design by Jean-Paul Battaggia.  Film Editing by Jean-Luc Godard.  Cannes Film Festival 2018.  Toronto International Film Festival 2018. Jean-Luc Godard whittles away at his editing machine to once again come up with a…

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Happy As Lazzaro (2018)

ALICE ROHRWACHER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   Original title:  Lazzaro felice 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…

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At Eternity’s Gate (2018)

JULIAN SCHNABEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Switzerland/United Kingdom/France/USA, 2018.  Iconoclast, Riverstone Pictures, SPK Pictures.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carrière, Louise Kugelberg, Julian Schnabel.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by Jon Kilik.  Music by Tatiana Lisovkaia.  Production Design by Stéphane Cressend.  Costume Design by Cecile Vatelot.  Film Editing by Louise Kugelberg, Julian Schnabel.  Academy Awards 2018.  Golden Globe Awards 2018.  National Society Of Film…

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Bread And Roses (2000)

KEN LOACH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   United Kingdom/France/Germany/Spain/Italy/Switzerland, 2000.  Parallax Pictures, Alta Films, Alta Produccion, ARTE, BIM Distribuzione, Bac Films, British Screen Productions, British Sky Broadcasting, Cinart, Degeto Film, FilmFour, Filmcoopi Zürich, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, La Sept-Arte, , Road Movies Filmproduktion, Tornasol Films, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Paul Laverty.  Cinematography by Barry Ackroyd.  Produced by Rebecca O’Brien.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by Martin Johnson.  Costume…

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My Life As A Zucchini (2016)

CLAUDE BARRAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  Ma Vie De Courgette Alternate title:  My Life As A Courgette Switzerland/France, 2016.  Rita Productions, Blue Spirit Animation, Gébéka Films, KNM, Radio Télévision Suisse, SRG SSR Idee Suisse, Rhone-Alpes Cinema, France 3 Cinema, Hélium Films, Office Fédéral de la Culture, Cinéforom, Loterie Suisse Romande, Eurimages, Canal+, France Televisions, Cine+, Centre…

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