Bully (2001)

LARRY CLARK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.   USA/France/United Kingdom, 2001.  StudioCanal, Lions Gate Films, Muse Productions, Blacklist Films, Gravity Entertainment.  Screenplay by David McKenna, Roger Pullis, based on the book by Jim Schutze.  Cinematography by Steve Gainer.  Produced by Chris Hanley, Don Murphy, Fernando Sulichin.  Production Design by Linda Burton.  Costume Design by Carleen Ileana Rosado.  Film Editing by Andrew Hafitz. …

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Address Unknown (2001)

KI-DUK KIM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.   Original title:  Suchwiin bulmyeong South Korea, 2001.  Kim Ki-Duk Film, LJ Film, Prime Entertainment.  Screenplay by Ki-duk Kim.  Cinematography by Jeong-min Seo.  Produced by Seung-jae Lee.  Music by Ho-jun Park.  Production Design by Ki-duk Kim.  Film Editing by Sung-Won Hahm.  Denizens of a barren rural landscape live in a holding pattern in the decades since…

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Behind The Sun (2001)

WALTER SALLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.5.  Original title:  Abril Despedacado Brazil/France/Switzerland, 2001.  Bac Films, Dan Valley Film AG, Haut et Court, VideoFilmes.  Screenplay by Karim Ainouz, Sergio Machado, Walter Salles, additional dialogue by Joao Moreira Salles, Daniela Thomas, based on the novel by Ismail Kadare.  Cinematography by Walter Carvalho.  Produced by Arthur Cohn.  Music by Ed Cortes, Antonio Pinto,…

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Secret Ballot (2001)

BABAK PAYAMI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Raye Makhfi Italy/Canada/Switzerland/Iran, 2001.  Payam Films, Fabrica, Sharmshir, Rai Cinema, Fondazione MonteCinemaVerità Locarno, Hubert Bals Fund. Screenplay by Babak Payami.  Cinematography by Farzad Jadat.  Produced by Marco Meuller, Babak Payami.  Music by Michael Galasso.  Production Design by Mandana Masoudi.  Costume Design by Faride Haraji.  Film Editing by Babak Karimi.   Slyly humorous film about a…

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The Triumph Of Love (2001)

CLARE PEPLOE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Italy/United Kingdom, 2001.  Fiction Films, Recorded Picture Company, Medusa Film, Navert Film, Odeon Film.  Screenplay by Clare Peploe, Marilyn Goldin, Bernardo Bertolucci, based on the play Le Triomphe de l’Amour by Marivaux. Cinematography by Fabio Cianchetti.  Produced by Bernardo Bertolucci.  Music by Jason Osborn.  Production Design by Ben Van Os.  Costume Design by Metka…

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Monsoon Wedding (2001)

MIRA NAIR Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  India/USA/Italy/Germany/France, 2001.  IFC Productions, Mirabai Films, Pandora Filmproduktion, Paradis Films, Mirabai Films Delhi.  Screenplay by Sabrina Dhawan.  Cinematography by Declan Quinn.  Produced by Caroline Baron, Mira Nair.  Music by Mychael Danna.  Production Design by Stephanie Carroll.  Costume Design by Arjun Bhasin.  Film Editing by Allyson C. Johnson.   Bollywood splendour finally gets its showcase in…

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Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)

ALFONSO CUARON Bil’s rating (out of  5):  BBBB.  Mexico, 2001.  Anhelo Producciones, Besame Mucho Pictures, Producciones Anhelo.  Screenplay by Alfonso Cuaron, Carlos Cuaron.  Cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki.  Produced by Alfonso Cuaron, Jorge Vergara.  Music by Annette Fradera, Liza Richardson.  Production Design by Marc Bedia, Miguel Ángel Álvarez.  Costume Design by Gabriela Diaque.  Film Editing by Alfonso Cuaron, Alex Rodriguez.   Teenage recklessness is given a deserved…

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The Others (2001)

ALEJANDRO AMENABAR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  USA/Spain/France/Italy, 2001.  Cruise/Wagner Productions, Sogecine, Las Producciones del Escorpión, Dimension Films.  Screenplay by Alejandro Amenabar.  Cinematography by Javier Aguirresarobe.  Produced by Fernando Bovaira, Jose Luis Cuerda, Sunmin Park.  Music by Alejandro Amenabar.  Production Design by Benjamin Fernandez.  Costume Design by Sonia Grande.  Film Editing by Nacho Ruiz Capillas.   Terrific thriller directed by Alejandro Amenabar and produced by…

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