Life Is A Bed Of Roses (1983)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Original title:  La vie est un roman France, 1983.  Fideline Films, Films A2, Filmédis, Les Films Ariane, Soprofilms.  Screenplay by Jean Gruault.  Cinematography by Bruno Nuytten.  Produced by Philippe Dussart.  Music by Philippe-Gérard.  Production Design by Enki Bilal, Jacques Saulnier.  Costume Design by Enki Bilal, Catherine Leterrier. …

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My Golden Days (2015)

ARNAUD DESPLECHIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse France, 2015.  Why Not Productions, France 2 Cinema, Canal+, Cine+, France Televisions, Full House, Canal+, Orange Cinema Series, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Pictanovo Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Soficinéma 11, Cinémage 9, Angoa-Agicoa, Procirep.  Scenario and dialogue by Arnaud Desplechin, Julie Peyr, Scenario consultant Nicolas Saada.  Cinematography…

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The Model Couple (1977)

WILLIAM KLEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Le Couple Temoin France/Switzerland, 1977.  Artco-Film, Films Paris-New York, Institut National de L’Audiovisuel.  Screenplay by William Klein.  Cinematography by William Klein, Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Roger Fleytoux.  Music by Michel Colombier.  Costume Design by Agnes B., Georges Bril.  Film Editing by Valerie Mayoux.  The “Ministry of Future” selects a married couple to…

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Private Fears In Public Places (2006)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Coeurs France/Italy, 2006.  Soudaine Compagnie, StudioCanal, France 2 Cinema, Societe Francaise de Production, BIM Distribuzione, Banque Populaire Images 6, Canal+, TPS Star, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Eurimages, Region Ile-de-France.  Screenplay by Jean-Michel Ribes, based on the play by Alan Ayckbourn.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Bruno Pesery.  Music by Mark Snow.  Production Design…

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Frequent Death (1988)

ELISABETH RAPPENEAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Frequence Meurtre France, 1988.  Acteurs Auteurs Associés, C.A.P.A.C., Films A2, Les Productions de la Guéville, Slav 1, Soffia, Sofima, Soprofilms.  Screenplay by Jacques Audiard, Elisabeth Rappeneau, based on the novel When The Dark Man Calls by Stuart Kaminsky.  Cinematography by William Lubtchansky.  Produced by Daniele Delorme, Yves Robert.  Music by Philippe B. Gall.  Production…

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Lemming (2005)

DOMINIK MOLL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France, 2005.  Diaphana Films, France 3 Cinema, Canal+, CineCinema, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Region Ile-de-France, Soficinéma.  Screenplay by Dominik Moll, Gilles Marchand.  Cinematography by Jean-Marc Fabre.  Produced by Michel Saint-Jean.  Music by David Whitaker.  Production Design by Michel Barthelemy.  Costume Design by Virginie Montel, Isabelle Pannetier.  Film Editing by Mike Fromentin.   It’s a strange occurrence when…

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Amelie (2001)

JEAN-PIERRE JEUNET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  Le Fabuleux Destin D’Amelie Poulain France/Germany, 2001.  Claudie Ossard Productions, Union Generale Cinematographique, Victoires Productions, Tapioca Films, France 3 Cinema, MMC Independent, Sofica Sofinergie 5, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Canal+.  Scenario by Guillaume Laurant, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, dialogue by Guillame Laurant.  Cinematography by Bruno Delbonnel.  Produced by Claudie Ossard.   Music by Yann Tiersen.   Production Design…

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Micmacs (2009)

JEAN-PIERRE JEUNET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  Micmacs A Tire-Larigot France, 2009.  Epithète Films, Tapioca Films, Warner Bros., France 2 Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma, Orange Cinéma Séries, France 2, France 3, Région Ile-de-France.  Scenario by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Guillaume Laurant, dialogue by Guillaume Laurant.  Cinematography by Tetsuo Nagata.  Produced by Frederic Brillion, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Gilles Legrand.  Music by Raphael Beau.  Production…

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My Worst Nightmare (2011)

ANNE FONTAINE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Mon Pire Couchemar France/Belgium, 2011.  Cine@, Maison de Cinema, F.B. Productions, Pathe, M6 Films, Entre Chien et Loup, Artemis Productions, Radio Television Belge Francophone, Belgacom, Canal+, Cine+, M6, Tax Shelter Film Funding, Casa Kafka Pictures, Casa Kafka Pictures Movie Tax Shelter Empowered by dexia, CineCinema.  Screenplay by Anne Fontaine,…

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A Very Long Engagement (2004)

JEAN-PIERRE JEUNET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Un Long Dimanche De Fiancailles France/USA, 2004.  2003 Productions, Warner Bros., Tapioca Films, TF1 Films Production, Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Région Ile-de-France, Région Bretagne, Région Poitou-Charentes, Gerber Pictures.  Story and adaptation by Jean-Pierre Laurent, Guillaume Laurant, dialogue by Guillaume Laurant, based on the novel by Sebastien Japrisot.  Cinematography by…

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Wild Grass (2009)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  Original title:  Les Herbes Folles France/Italy, 2009.  F Comme Film, StudioCanal, France 2 Cinema, BIM Distribuzione, Canal+, TPS Star, Eurimages, Cinémage 3, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Region Ile-de-France.  Screenplay by Alain Resnais, Laurent Herbiet, based on the novel L’Incident by Christian Gailly.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Jean-Louis Livi.  Music by Mark Snow.  Production Design…

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Un Coeur En Hiver (1992)

CLAUDE SAUTET Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  France, 1992.  Film Par Film, Cinéa, Orly Films, Sédif Productions, Paravision International S.A., D.A. Films, France 3 Cinéma, Sofinergie 1, Investimage 3, Sofica Créations, Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie.  Scenario and dialogue by Claude Sautet, Jacques Fieschi, scenario collaboration with Jerome Tonnerre, Yves Ulmann.  Cinematography by Yves Angelo.  Produced by Philippe…

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