Anatomy Of Hell (2004)

CATHERINE BREILLAT Bil’s rating (out of 5): B Original Title: Anatomie de l’enfer France/Portugal, 2004.  Flach Film, CB Films, Canal+, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Animatógrafo II.   Screenplay by Catherine Breillat, based on her novel Pornocratie.   Cinematography by Giorgos Arvanitis, Guillaume Schiffman.  Produced by Jean-François Lepetit.   Music by Mathias Bernard.   Production Design…

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The Forest For The Trees (2003)

MAREN ADE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Der Wald vor lauter Bäumen Germany, 2003.  Komplizen Film, Sudwestrundfunk, KaufmannWöbke GbR, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München, Rat Pack Filmproduktion, Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmforderungsanstalt, Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg.  Screenplay by Maren Ade.   Cinematography by Nikolai von Graevenitz.   Produced by Janine Jackowski.   Music by…

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9 Songs (2004)

MICHAEL WINTERBOTTOM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   United Kingdom, 2004.  Revolution Films.  Screenplay by Michael Winterbottom.  Cinematography by Marcel Zyskind.  Produced by Andrew Eaton.  Film Editing by Mat Whitecross, Michael Winterbottom.  Toronto International Film Festival 2004. The complicated path of erotic connection is lightly explored in this short feature by filmmaker Michael Winterbottom, making one of his most provocative yet…

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The Intruder (2004)

CLAIRE DENIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Original title:  L’Intrus France, 2004.  Ognon Pictures, Arte France Cinema, Conseil Régional de Franche-Comté, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Pusan Film Commission.  Screenplay by Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau, based on the novel by Jean-Luc Nancy.  Cinematography by Agnes Godard.  Produced by Humbert Balsan, Jerome Clement, Michel Reilhac.  Music by Stuart Staples.  Production Design by Arnaud de…

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Evolution Of A Filipino Family (2004)

LAV DIAZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Original title:  Ebolusyon ng Isang Pamilyang Pilipino Philippines, 2004.  Sine Olivia, Paul Tañedo Inc., Ebolusyon Productions.  Screenplay by Lav Diaz.  Cinematography by Richard C. De Guzman, Paul Tanedo.  Produced by Lav Diaz, Eric Tanedo, Paul Tanedo.  Production Design by Susie Alcantara, Poi Beltran, Blair Camilo, Maisa Demetillo, Joy Domingo, Patty Eustaquio, Cristina Honrado,…

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Eros (2004)

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI, STEVEN SODERBERGH, WONG KAR WAI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   USA/Italy/Hong Kong/France/Luxembourg/United Kingdom, 2004.  Block 2 Pictures, Roissy Films, Solaris, Cité Films, Fandango, Delux Productions, Jet Tone Films.  Screenplay by Wong Kar Wai, Steven Soderbergh, Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra, segment The Dangerous Thread of Things based on the novel by Michelangelo Antonioni).  Cinematography by Christopher Doyle, Marco…

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The Raspberry Reich (2004)

BRUCE LA BRUCE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Germany/Canada, 2004.  Jürgen Brüning Filmproduktion.  Screenplay by Bruce La Bruce.  Cinematography by James Carman.  Produced by Jurgen Bruning.  Production Design by Stefan Dickfeld.  Costume Design by Ludger Wekenborg.  Film Editing by Jorn Hartmann.  Toronto International Film Festival 2004.   A group of modern-day political insurgents take inspiration from the Baader Meinhoff crew, tearing through Berlin in the hopes…

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The World (2004)

ZHANGKE JIA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Shijie China/Japan/France, 2004.  Office Kitano, Lumen Films, X Stream Pictures, Bandai Visual Company, Bitters End, Dentsu, Shanghai Film Group, TV Asahi, Tokyo FM Broadcasting Co., Xinghui Production Hong Kong.  Screenplay by Zhang Ke Jia.  Cinematography by Nelson Yu Lik-wai.  Produced by Keung Chow, Shozo Ichiyama, Hengameh Panahi, Zhong-lun Ren, Takio Yoshida.  Music by…

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Saving Face (2004)

ALICE WU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2004.  Destination Films, Forensic Films, GreeneStreet Films, Overbrook Entertainment.  Screenplay by Alice Wu.  Cinematography by Harlan Bosmajian.  Produced by James Lassiter, Will Smith, Teddy Zee.  Music by Anton Sanko.  Production Design by Daniel Ouellette.  Costume Design by Jill Newell.  Film Editing by Susan Graef, Sabine Hoffman.  Toronto International Film Festival 2004.   Family and cultural traditions are thrown…

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Tropical Malady (2004)

APICHATPONG WEERASETHAKUL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Sud Pralad Thailand/France/Germany/Italy, 2004.  Backup Media, Anna Sanders Films, Downtown Pictures, Kick the Machine, TIFA, Thoke Moebius Film Company.  Screenplay by Apichatpong Weerasethakul.  Cinematography by Jarin Pengpanitch, Vichit Tanapanitch, Jean-Louis Vialard. Produced by Charles de Meaux.  Production Design by Akekarat Homlaor.  Costume Design by Pilaitip Jamniam.  Film Editing by Lee Chatametikool, Jacopo Quadri.  Cannes Film…

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A Dirty Shame (2004)

JOHN WATERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  USA, 2004.  Fine Line Features, This Is That Productions, Killer Films, John Wells Productions, City Lights Pictures.  Screenplay by John Waters.  Cinematography by Steve Gainer.  Produced by Ted Hope, Christine Vachon.  Music by George S. Clinton.  Production Design by Vincent Peranio.  Costume Design by Van Smith.  Film Editing by Jeffrey Wolf.  Toronto International Film Festival 2004.   Tracey Ullman is a…

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Brides (2004)

PANTELIS VOULGARIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Original title:  Nyfes Greece/USA/France, 2004.  Alco Films, Alpha TV, CL Productions, Cappa Defina Productions, Cinegram, Eurimages Council of Europe, Eurimages, FilmNet, Greek Film Center, Greek Ministry of Culture, K.G. Productions, Lexicon Factory, Odeon.  Screenplay by Ioanna Karystiani. Cinematography by Giorgos Arvanitis.  Produced by Barbara De Fina, Terry Dougas, Pantelis Voulgaris.  Music by Stamatis…

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