Quo Vadis, Aida (2020)

JASMILA ZBANIC Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 Bosnia And Herzegovina/Austria/Romania/Netherlands/Germany/Poland/France/Norway/Turkey, 2020. Coop99 Filmproduktion, Deblokada Produkcija, Digital Cube, Extreme Emotions, Indie Prod, N279 Entertainment, Radiotelevizija Bosne i Hercegovine, Razor Film Produktion GmbH, TRT, Tordenfilm AS, ZDF/Arte, Osterreichischer Rundfunk. Screenplay by Jasmila Zbanic. Cinematography by Christine A. Maier. Produced by Damir Ibrahimovich, Jasmila Zbanic. Music by…

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Saf (2018)

ALI VATANSEVER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.   Turkey/Germany/Romania, 2018.  Terminal Film, 2Pilots Filmproduction, 4 Proof Film.  Screenplay by Ali Vatansever.  Cinematography by Tudor Vladimir Panduru.  Produced by Selin Vatansever, Oya Özden.  Production Design by Meral Efe Yurtseven, Yunus Emre Yurtseven. Costume Design by Yasemin Kuzey.  Film Editing by Evren Lus.  Kemil (Erol Afsin) is struggling to find work…

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Midnight Express (1978)

ALAN PARKER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA/Turkey, 1978.  Columbia Pictures, Casablanca Filmworks.  Screenplay by Oliver Stone, based on the book by Billy Hayes, William Hoffer.  Cinematography by Michael Seresin.  Produced by Alan Marshall, David Puttnam.  Music by Giorgio Moroder.  Production Design by Geoffrey Kirkland.  Costume Design by Milena Canonero.  Film Editing by Gerry Hambling.   A textbook example of the kind…

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Mustang (2015)

DENIZ GAMZE ERGUVEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Turkey/France/Qatar/Germany, 2015.  CG Cinéma, Vistamar Filmproduktion, Uhlandfilm, Bam Film, Kinology,Canal+, Cine+, ZDF/Arte, Eurimages, Turkish Culture Ministry, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Filmforderungsanstalt, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Doha Film Institute.  Screenplay by Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Alice Winocour.  Cinematography by David Chizallet, Ersin Gok.  Produced by Charles Gillibert.  Music by Warren Ellis.  Production Design by Serdar…

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The Town (1997)

NURI BILGE CEYLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Turkey, 1997.  Original title:  Kasaba Alternate title:  The Small Town NBC Ajans.  Story by Emin Ceylan, Screenplay by Nuri Bilge Ceylan.  Cinematography by Nuri Bilge Ceylan.  Music by Ali Kayaci.  Production Design by Ebru Ceylan.  Film Editing by Ayhan Ergürsel.  Toronto International Film Festival 1997. Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s first feature as director is a…

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Climates (2006)

NURI BILGE CEYLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Iklimler Turkey/France, 2006.  Pyramide Films, Co Production, Imaj, NBC Film.  Screenplay by Nuri Bilge Ceylan.  Cinematography by Gokhan Tiryaki.  Produced by Zeynep Ozbatur Atakan.  Film Editing by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ayhan Ergürsel.  Cannes Film Festival 2006.  Toronto International Film Festival 2006. Nuri Bilge Ceylan shoots in digital for the first time and the images are…

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Winter Sleep (2014)

NURI BILGE CEYLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Kis Uykusu Turkey/France/Germany, 2014.  Zeynofilm, Bredok Filmproduction, Memento Films Production, Imaj, Arte France Cinema, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Eurimages, Institut Francais, L’Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, Mars Entertainment Group, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Ministère des Affaires Étrangères, NBC Film, The Post Republic, Sinema Genel…

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Three Monkeys (2008)

NURI BILGE CEYLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Uc Maymun Turkey/France/Italy, 2008.  Zeynofilm, NBC Film, Pyramide Productions, BIM Distribuzione, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Conseil de l’Europe, Imaj Sound Post Production, Imaj, Ministry of Culture and Tourism.  Screenplay by Ebru Ceylan, Ercan Kesal, Nuri Bilge Ceylan.  Cinematography by Gokhan Tiryaki.  Produced by Zeynep Ozbatur Atakan.  Production Design by Ebru…

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Htypokardia Sto Thranio (1963)

ALEKOS SAKELLARIOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Turkey/Greece, 1963.  Birsel Film, Finos Film, Th. Damaskinos & V. Michaelides.  Screenplay by Alekos Sakellarios.  Cinematography by Aristeidis Karydis-Fuchs.  Produced by Klearhos Konitsiotis.  Music by Manos Hatzidakis.  Production Design by Petros Kapouralis.  Costume Design by Maria Savvaidou.  Film Editing by Aristeidis Karydis-Fuchs.   Greece’s most delicious export since baklava stars in this comedy about how marriage interrupts high school…

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Facing Windows (2003)

FERZAN OZPETEK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  La Finestra Di Fronte Italy/Turkey/Portugal/United Kingdom, 2003.  R&C Produzioni, AFS Film, Clap Filmes, Redwave Films.  Screenplay by Ferzan Ozpetek, Gianni Romoli.  Cinematography by Gianfilippo Corticelli.  Produced by Tilde Corsi, Gianni Romoli.  Music by Andrea Guerra.  Production Design by Andrea Crisanti.  Costume Design by Katia Dottori.  Film Editing by Patrizio Marone.  National Board of Review Awards…

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Saturn In Opposition (2007)

FERZAN OZPETEK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Original title:  Saturno Contro Italy/France/Turkey, 2007.  Medusa Film, R&C Produzioni, Faros Film, UGCYM, AFS Film, Eurimages, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Sky.  Screenplay by Ferzan Ozpetek, Gianni Romoli.  Cinematography by Gianfilippo Corticelli.  Produced by Tilde Corsi, Gianni Romoli.  Music by Neffa.  Production Design by Massimiliano Nocente.  Costume Design by Alessandro Lai.  Film Editing by…

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The Turkish Bath (1997)

FERZAN OZPETEK Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Hamam Alternate title:  Steam Italy/Turkey/Spain, 1997.  Sorpasso Film, Promete Film, Asbrell Productions.  Story by Ferzan Ozpetek, Screenplay by Ferzan Ozpetek, Stefano Tummolini, Aldo Sambrell.  Cinematography by Pasquale Mari.  Produced by Marco Risi, Maurizio Tedesco.  Music by Aldo De Scalzi, Pivio.  Production Design by Ziya Ulkenciler, Virginia Vianello.  Costume Design by Selda Cicek, Metella Raboni.  Film Editing…

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