Variety (1983)

BETTE GORDON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB USA/West Germany/United Kingdom, 1983. Variety Motion Pictures, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Channel Four Films, New York State Councils for the Arts and Humanities. Original Story by Bette Gordon, Screenplay by Kathy Acker, Jerry Delamater, Peter Koper, additional dialogue by Nancy Reilly. Cinematography by Tom DiCillo, John Foster. Produced…

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Scream Of Stone (1991)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB Original Title: Cerro Torre: Schrei aus Stein Alternate Title: Cerro Torre Scream Of Stone Germany/France/Canada/Italy/Argentina/United Kingdom/South Africa, 1991. Sera Filmproduktion, Molécule, Films A2, Les Films Stock International, Wildlife Films, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Constantin Film, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Canal+, Telefilm Canada, Lucky Red, Rai 2, European Script Fund,…

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Cobra Verde (1987)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  West Germany/Ghana, 1987.  Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Ghana Film Industry Corporation.   Screenplay by Werner Herzog, based on the novel by Bruce Chatwin.  Cinematography by Viktor Ruzicka.   Produced by Lucki Stipetic.   Music by Popol Vuh.   Production Design by Ulrich Bergfelder.   Costume Design by Gisela Storch.   Film…

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Elles (2011)

MALGORZATA SZUMOWSKA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. France/Poland/Germany, 2011.  Slot Machine, Zentropa International Poland, Zentropa International Koln, Canal+ Polska, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Shot – Szumowski, Liberator Productions, Polish Film Institute, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutscher Filmforderfonds, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Procirep, Angoa-Agicoa, Haut et Court, Memento Films International, Potemkine Films, Kino Swiat, Cofinova 7,…

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My Joy (2010)

SERGEY LOZNITSA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Original title:  Schaste moe Germany/Ukraine/Netherlands, 2010.  Ma.ja.de. Fiction, Arte France, Kinofilm, Lemming Film, Ma.Ja.De Filmproduktion, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienforderung, Sota Cinema Group, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Sergey Loznitsa.  Cinematography by Oleg Mutu.  Produced by Heino Deckert, Oleg Kokhan.  Production Design by Kirill Shuvalov.  Costume Design by Tuuli Malinovski,…

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High Life (2018)

CLAIRE DENIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  United Kingdom/France/Germany/Poland/USA, 2018.  Alcatraz Films, Andrew Lauren Productions, Arte France Cinema, BFI Film Fund, Canal+, Cine+, Madants, Pandora Filmproduktion, Polski Instytut Sztuki Filmowej, The Apocalypse Films Company, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau, Geoff Cox, consultant Nick Laird.  Cinematography by Yorick Le Saux, Tomasz Naumiuk.  Produced…

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Fitzcarraldo (1982)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   West Germany/Peru/South Africa, 1982.  Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Pro-ject Filmproduktion, Filmverlag der Autoren, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Wildlife Films Peru.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog.  Cinematography by Thomas Mauch.  Produced by Werner Herzog, Willi Segler, Lucki Stipetic.  Music by Popol Vuh.  Production Design by Ulrich Bergfelder, Henning von Gierke.  Costume Design by Gisela Storch.  Film Editing by Beate…

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Faithless (2000)

LIV ULLMANN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Original title:  Trolösa Sweden/Italy/Germany/Finland/Norway, 2000.  Classic, Nordisk Film- & TV-Fond, Norsk Rikskringkasting, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Rai Cinema, SVT Drama, Svensk Filmindustri, Svenska Filminstitutet, Yleisradio, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Ingmar Bergman.  Cinematography by Jörgen Persson.  Produced by Kaj Larsen, Johan Mardell.  Production Design by Göran Wassberg.  Costume Design by Inger Pehrsson.  Film Editing by Sylvia Ingemarsson.  European Film Awards…

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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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Little Dieter Needs To Fly (1997)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. Germany/United Kingdom/France, 1997.  Werner Herzog Filmproduktion, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, ZDF Enterprises, British Broadcasting Corporation, Arte, Media Ventures, Outpost Studios.  Screenplay by Werner Herzog.  Cinematography by Peter Zeitlinger.  Produced by Lucki Stipetic.  Film Editing by Joe Bini, Glen Scantlebury, Rainer Standke.   Werner Herzog investigates the life of Dieter Dengler, shot down over Laos…

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Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)

TERENCE DAVIES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.   United Kingdom/West Germany, 1988.  British Film Institute, Channel Four Films, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Terence Davies.  Cinematography by William Diver, Patrick Duval.  Produced by Jennifer Howarth.  Production Design by Jocelyn James, Miki Van Zwanenberg.  Costume Design by Monica Howe.  Film Editing by William Diver. Terence Davies follows three celebrated shorts that touched on his memories…

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Daguerréotypes (1976)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   West Germany/France, 1976.  Ciné Tamaris, Institut National de L’Audiovisuel, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Agnes Varda.  Cinematography by Nurith Aviv, William Lubtchansky.  Film Editing by Andree Choty, Gordon Swire. Filmmaker Agnes Varda was inspired by a storefront on the Rue Daguerre, where her studio is still located, whose window hadn’t changed its…

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