Women Without Men (2009)

SHIRIN NESHAT, SHOJA AZARI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. Original Title: Zanan-e bedun-e mardan Germany/Austria/France/Italy/Ukraine/Morocco/Iran, 2009. Essential Filmproduktion GmbH, Coop99 Filmproduktion, Coproduction Office, CinePostproduction, Rommel Film, BIM Distribuzione, EMC Produktion, Sota Cinema Group, Schönheitsfarm Postproduction, Manfred Bunwey Filmproduktion, Agora Films, Sundance Feature Film Program, Osterreichischer Rundfunk, MEDIA Programme of the European Union.  Screenplay by…

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The Time That Remains (2009)

ELIA SULEIMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/Italy/Belgium/France/Palestine/United Arab Emirates, 2009.  The Film, Nazira Films, France 3 Cinema, Artemis Films, Radio Television Belge Francophone, BIM Distribuzione, Belgacom TV, Corniche Pictures, MBC Group, France 3, Canal+, TPS Star, Eurimages, Tax Shelter ING Invest de Tax Shelter Productions, MEDIA Programme of the European Union. Screenplay…

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Hadewijch (2009)

BRUNO DUMONT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   France, 2009.  3B Productions, Arte France Cinéma, C.R.R.A.V. Nord Pas de Calais, Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, X-Filme Creative Pool, Cofinova 5, Canal+, CinéCinéma, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Contact Film, Cofinova 4, Soficapital, Région Ile-de-France, Région Nord-Pas-de-Calais.  Screenplay by Bruno Dumont.  Cinematography by Yves…

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Mr. Nobody (2009)

JACO VAN DORMAEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB. Belgium/Germany/Canada/France/USA/United Kingdom, 2009.  Pan Européenne, Virtual Films, Christal Films, Pathe, Integral Films, Lago Film, Toto & Co Films, SCOPE Invest, Groupe Un, Caviar Films, ARD Degeto Film, Belga Films, Canal+, Caviar, CineCinema, Climax Films, Deutscher Filmforderfonds, Fortis Film Fund, France 2, France 2 Cinema, France 3, France 3 Cinema,…

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Glorious 39 (2009)

STEPHEN POLIAKOFF Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom, 2009.  BBC Films, UK Film Council, Screen East Content Investment Fund, Quickfire Films, Talkback Thames, Magic Light Pictures.  Screenplay by Stephen Poliakoff.  Cinematography by Danny Cohen.  Produced by Martin Pope, Barney Reisz.  Music by Adrian Johnston.  Production Design by Mark Leese.  Costume Design by Annie Symons.  Film Editing by Jason Krasucki.  Toronto International Film…

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Ajami (2009)

SCANDAR COPTI, YARON SHANI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Germany/Israel, 2009.  Inosan Productions, Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion GmbH, ARTE, Das Kleine Fernsehspiel, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Vertigo Films, World Cinema Fund.  Screenplay by Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani.  Cinematography by Boaz Yehonatan Yaacov.  Produced by Moshe Danon, Thanassis Karathanos, Talia Kleinhendler.  Production Design by Yoav Sinai.  Film Editing by Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani.  Academy Awards…

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Like You Know It All (2009)

SANG-SOO HONG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  Jal al-ji-do mot-ha-myeon-seo South Korea, 2009.  Screenplay by Sang-soo Hong.  Produced by Kim Kyoung He.  Music by Yong-jin Jeong.  Toronto International Film Festival 2009. Another delicate, deceptively simple charmer from Hong Sang-Soo. A reasonably well known arthouse filmmaker is forced to face his own irresponsible attitude towards the people in…

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The Young Victoria (2009)

JEAN-MARC VALLEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 2009.  GK Films.  Screenplay by Julian Fellowes.  Cinematography by Hagen Bogdanski.  Produced by Sarah Ferguson, Tim Headington, Graham King, Martin Scorsese.  Music by Ilan Eshkeri.  Production Design by Patrice Vermette.  Costume Design by Sandy Powell.  Film Editing by Jill Bilcock, Matt Garner.  Academy Awards 2009.  Golden Globe Awards 2009. Phoenix Film Critics Awards 2009.   Toronto International Film Festival 2009. …

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Face (2009)

TSAI MING-LIANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Visage France/Taiwan/Belgium/The Netherlands, 2009.  JBA Production, Homegreen Films, Musée du Louvre Paris, Tarantula, Circe Films, Arte France Cinéma, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Government Information Office of the Republic of China, Nederlands Fonds voor de Film, Eurimages, Région Ile-de-France, Arte France, Tax Shelter ING Invest de Tax Shelter Productions,…

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Antichrist (2009)

LARS VON TRIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Denmark/Germany/France/Sweden/Italy/Poland, 2009.  Zentropa Entertainments, Zentropa International Koln, Slot Machine, Memfis Film, Trollhattan Film AB, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Lucky Red, Zentropa International Poland, Danmarks Radio, Arte France Cinema, ZDF/Arte, ARTE, Film i Vast, Sveriges Television, CNC, Canal+, Det Danske Filminstitut, Deutscher Filmforderfonds, Liberator Productions, Nordisk Film & TV Fond,Polski Instytut…

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Triage (Shell Shock) (2009)

DANIS TANOVIC Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Ireland/Spain/Belgium/France, 2009.  Parallel Film Productions, Asap Films, Freeform Spain, Tornasol Films, Aramid Entertainment Fund, Irish Film Board, Euroimages Fund of the Council of Europe.  Screenplay by Danis Tanovic, based on the book by Scott Anderson.  Cinematography by Seamus Deasy.  Produced by Marc Baschet, Cedomir Kolar,Alan Moloney.  Music by Lucio Godoy.  Production Design by Derek…

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Eyes Wide Open (2009)

HAIM TABAKMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Original title:  Einayim Pkuhot Israel/Germany/France, 2009.  Pimpa Film Productions, Riva Filmproduktion, Totally, Das Kleine Fernsehspiel, Arte, Yes, Keshet Broadcasting, Israel Film Fund, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, The Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, Israel Film Council, Israel Fund for Film Production.  Story and screenplay by Merav Doster.  Cinematography by Axel Schneppat.  Produced by Isabelle…

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