Synonyms (2019)

NADAV LAPID Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: Synonymes France/Israel/Germany, 2019. SBS Films, Pie Films, Arte France Cinema, L’Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Institut Francais, ARTE, WDR / Arte, Filmforderungsanstalt, Komplizen Film. Screenplay by Nadav Lapid, Haim Lapid. Cinematography by Shai Goldman. Produced by Said…

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Nocturama (2016)

BERTRAND BONELLO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  France/Germany/Belgium, 2016.  Rectangle Productions, Wild Bunch, Pandora Filmproduktion, Arte France Cinema, WDR / Arte, Scope Pictures, My New Picture, Canal+, Cine+, ARTE, Eurimages, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Filmforderungsanstalt, La Région Île-de-France, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, SofiTVCiné 3, Cinémage 10, Cofinova 12, Palatine Étoile…

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Lorna’s Silence (2008)

JEAN-PIERRE DARDENNE, LUC DARDENNE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Le silence de Lorna Belgium/France/Italy/Germany, 2008.  Les Films Du Fleuve, Archipel 35, Lucky Red, Radio Television Belge Francophone, Arte France Cinema, WDR / Arte, Gemini Film, Mogador Film, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Télédistributeurs Wallons, Eurimages, Canal+, CineCinema, Centre…

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Three Hearts (2014)

BENOIT JACQUOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  3 Coeurs France, 2014.  Rectangle Productions, Wild Bunch, Pandora Filmproduktion, Scope Pictures, Arte France Cinéma, WDR / Arte, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Canal+, Ciné+, Arte France, Soficinéma 10, Cinémage 8, Palatine Étoile 11, Région Rhône-Alpes, Région Ile-de-France, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Filmförderungsanstalt.  Screenplay by Julien…

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Hysteria (2011)

TANYA WEXLER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/France/Germany/Luxembourg, 2011.  Informant Media, Forthcoming Productions, Beachfront Films, Chimera Films LLC, by alternative pictures, Delux Productions, Arte France Cinéma, Tatfilm, Silver Reel, Lankn Media, The UK Film & TV Production Company PLC, Film Fund Luxembourg, WDR / Arte, Canal+, CinéCinéma.  Story and Screenplay by Stephen Dyer, Jonah Lisa…

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Dogville (2003)

LARS VON TRIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Denmark/Sweden/Norway/Finland/United Kingdom/France/Germany/The Netherlands, 2003.  Zentropa Entertainments, Isabella Films B.V., Something Else B.V., Memfis Film, Trollhattan Film AB, Pain Unlimited GmbH Filmproduktion, Sigma Films, Zoma Films Ltd., Slot Machine, Liberator Productions, Film i Vast, Arte France Cinema, France 3 Cinema, WDR / Arte, Danmarks Radio, Sveriges Television, Nederlandse Programma…

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Russian Ark (2002)

ALEXANDER SOKUROV Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Russky Kovcheg Russia/Germany, 2002.  The State Hermitage Museum, The Hermitage Bridge Studio, Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Beauftragter der Bundesregierung für Angelegenheiten der Kultur und der Medien, Filmbüro NW, WDR/Arte, Fora Film, Koppmedia, NHK, Seville Pictures, YLE TV1, Danmarks Radio, AST Studio, Mariinsky Theatre, Egoli…

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Paradise: Love (2012)

ULRICH SEIDL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Paradies Liebe Austria/Germany/France, 2012.  Ulrich Seidl Film Produktion GmbH, Tatfilm, Coproduction Office, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, WDR / Arte, ARD Degeto Film, Arte France. Screenplay by Urlich Seidl, Veronika Franz.  Cinematography Edward Lachman, Wolfgang Thaler.  Produced by Philippe Bober, Christine Ruppert, Ulrich Seidl.  Production Design by Andreas Donhauser, Renate Martin.  Costume Design by…

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35 Shots Of Rum (2008)

CLAIRE DENIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  35 Rhums France/Germany, 2008.  Soudaine Compagnie, Pandora Filmproduktion, Arte France Cinéma, Wild Bunch, WDR/Arte, Sofica Soficinéma 4, Canal+, TPS Star, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Filmförderungsanstalt, Eurimages, Région Ile-de-France, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Procirep, Angoa-Agicoa, Cofinova 4.  Screenplay by Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau.  Cinematography by Agnes Godard.  Produced by Karl Baumgartner, Bruno Pesery.  Music…

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Holy Motors (2012)

LEOS CARAX Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.  France/Germany, 2012.   Pierre Grise Productions, Theo Films, Pandora Filmproduktion, Arte France Cinema, WDR / Arte, Canal+, Centre National De La Cinematographie, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Region Ile-de-France, Procirep, Angoa-Agicoa, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Soficinéma 8, Wild Bunch.   Screenplay by Leos Carax.   Cinematography by Yves Cape, Caroline Champetier.   Produced…

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The Tree

BBB (out of 5) Charlotte Gainsbourg lives happily in a secluded, rural Australian town with her husband (Aden Young) and three children. Their idyll is devastated when he suddenly dies without warning and leaves her completely alone to fend for herself, with her young daughter coming to believe that the enormous tree that overlooks their property, whose…

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You, The Living

BBBB (out of 5) Original title:  Du Levande Another collection of wry vignettes from Roy Andersson, director of the arthouse hit Songs From The Second Floor. Once again there are a number of witty observances of human behavior in meticulously controlled situations, this time not quite as surreal as in the previous film but still reaching…

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