A Week’s Vacation (1980)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Une semaine de vacances France, 1980. Sara Films, Antenne 2, Little Bear. Screenplay by Marie-Françoise Hans, Bertrand Tavernier, Colo Tavernier. Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn. Produced by Alain Sarde, Bertrand Tavernier. Music by Pierre Papadiamandis. Production Design by Jean-Baptiste Poirot. Costume Design by Yvette Bonnay. Film…

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Captain Conan (1996)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original Title: Capitaine Conan France, 1996. Canal+, Les Films Alain Sarde, Little Bear, Studio Images 2, TF1 Films Production. Screenplay by Jean Cosmos, Bertrand Tavernier, dialogue by Jean Cosmos, based on the novel by Roger Vercel. Cinematography by Alain Choquart. Produced by Frédéric Bourboulon, Alain Sarde. Music…

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Beau Pere (1981)

BERTRAND BLIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France, 1981.  Sara Films, France 2.   Screenplay by Bertrand Blier, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny.   Produced by Alain Sarde.   Music by Philippe Sarde.   Production Design by Theobald Meurisse.    Costume Design by Michele Cerf.  Film Editing by Claudine Merlin. Never one to fear problematic…

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Venus In Fur (2013)

ROMAN POLANSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  La Venus a la Fourrure France/Poland, 2013.  R.P. Productions, A.S. Films, Monolith Films.  Screenplay by Roman Polanski, David Ives, based on the play by David Ives, and the novel by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch.  Cinematography by Pawel Edelman.  Produced by Robert Benmussa, Alain Sarde.  Music by Alexandre Desplat.  Production Design by Bruno…

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Oliver Twist (2005)

ROMAN POLANSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/Czech Republic/France/Italy, 2005.  R.P. Productions, Runteam II Ltd., ETIC Films.  Screenplay by Ronald Harwood, based on the novel by Charles Dickens.  Cinematography by Pawel Edelman.  Produced by Robert Benmussa, Roman Polanski, Alain Sarde.  Music by Rachel Portman.  Production Design by Allan Starski.  Costume Design by Anna B. Sheppard.  Film Editing by Herve de Luze.  Toronto…

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Esther Kahn (2000)

ARNAUD DESPLECHIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France/United Kingdom, 2000.  Arts Council of England, British Screen Productions, British Sky Broadcasting, France 2 Cinema, France 3 Cinema, Les Films Alain Sarde, Why Not Productions, Zephyr Films.  Screenplay by Emmanuel Bourdieu, Arnaud Desplechin, from a story by Arthur Symons.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Chris Curling, Alain Sarde, Gregoire Sorlat.  Music by Howard…

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Goodbye To Language 3D (2014)

JEAN-LUC GODARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Adieu Au Langage Switzerland, 2014.  Wild Bunch, Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie.  Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard.  Cinematography by Fabrice Aragno.  Produced by Brahim Chioua, Vincent Maraval, Alain Sarde.  Costume Design by Maria Muscalu.  Cannes Film Festival 2014. National Society of Film Critics Awards 2014.   Toronto International Film Festival 2014.   Jean-Luc Godard…

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‘Round Midnight (1986)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA/France, 1986.  Little Bear, PECF.  Screenplay by David Rayfiel, Bertrand Tavernier, French translation by Colo Tavernier.  Cinematography by Bruno de Keyzer.  Produced by Irwin Winkler.  Music by Herbie Hancock.  Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Moreau.  Film Editing by Armand Psenny.   Fictional biography of a jazz musician that could easily be compared…

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Jet Lag (2002)

DANIELE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Decalage Horaire France/United Kingdom, 2002.  Canal+, Les Films Alain Sarde, Pathé (Jet Lag) Productions, TF1 Films Production.  Screenplay by Christopher Thompson, Daniele Thompson. Cinematography by Patrick Blossier.  Produced by Alain Sarde.  Music by Eric Serra.  Production Design by Michele Abbe-Vannier.  Costume Design by Elisabeth Tavernier.  Film Editing by Sylvie Landra.  Toronto International Film Festival 2002.   The characters…

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Water Drops On Burning Rocks (2000)

FRANCOIS OZON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   Original title:  Gouttes D’Eau Sur Pierres Brulantes France, 2000.  Fidélité Productions, Les Films Alain Sarde, Euro Space, Studio Images 6.  Screenplay by Francois Ozon, based on the play Tropfen Auf Heisse Steine by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.  Cinematography by Jeanne Lapoirie.  Produced by Olivier Delbosc, Christine Gozlan, Christine Gozlan, Marc Missonnier, Alain Sarde.  Production Design by…

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Intimate Strangers (2004)

PATRICE LECONTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.5 Original title:  Confidences Trop Intimes France, 2004.  Les Films Alain Sarde, France 3 Cinéma, Zoulou Films, Assise Productions.  Scenario and dialogue by Jerome Tonnerre, adaptation by Jerome Tonnerre, Patrice Leconte.  Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by Alain Sarde.  Music by Pascal Esteve.  Production Design by Ivan Maussion.  Costume Design by Annie Perier.  Film Editing by Joelle Hache. …

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Slow Motion (1980)

JEAN-LUC GODARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Sauve Qui Peut La Vie Alternate title:  Every Man For Himself France/Austria/West Germany/Switzerland, 1980.  Sara Films, MK2 Productions, Saga-Productions, Sonimage, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Télévision Suisse-Romande, Österreichischer Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Mieville.  Cinematography by Renato Berta, William Lubtchansky, Jean-Bernard Menoud.  Produced by Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Sarde.  Music by Gabriel…

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