A Slightly Pregnant Man (1973)

JACQUES DEMY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. Original Title: L’événement le plus important depuis que l’homme a marché sur la Lune France/Italy, 1973.  Lira Films, Roas Produzioni.  Screenplay by Jacques Demy.  Cinematography by Andreas Winding.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Gitt Magrini.  Film Editing by Anne-Marie Cotret….

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The World of Jacques Demy (1995)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Original title:  L’univers de Jacques Demy France/Belgium/Spain, 1995.  Canal+ Espana, Canal+, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Ciné Tamaris, DocStar, Institut National de L’Audiovisuel, La Sept-Arte, Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres et du Developpement International, Sofica Valor 2.  Screenplay by Agnes Varda.  Cinematography by Stephane Krausz, Peter Pilafian Georges Strouve.  Music by Michel Colombier, Michel…

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Mr. Freedom (1969)

WILLIAM KLEIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France, 1969.  Films du Rond-Point, O.P.E.R.A..  Screenplay by William Klein.  Cinematography by Pierre Lhomme.  Produced by Guy Belfond, Christian Thivat, Michel Zemer.  Music by Michel Colombier, Serge Gainsbourg.  Production Design by Jacques Dugied.  Costume Design by Janine Klein.  Film Editing by Anne-Marie Cotret. Mr. Freedom (former baseball player John Abbey) is a superhero who fights…

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The Sign Of Leo (1959)

ERIC ROHMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Le Signe Du Lion France, 1959.  Ajym Films.  Screenplay by Eric Rohmer, dialogue by Paul Gegauff.  Cinematography by Nicolas Hayer.  Produced by Claude Chabrol.  Music by Louis Saguer.  Film Editing by Anne-Marie Cotret, Marie-Josèphe Yoyotte. A musician in Paris (Jess Hahn) lives off friends and the occasional gig, constantly expecting an…

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Donkey Skin (1970)

JACQUES DEMY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Peau D’Ane Alternate title:  Once Upon A Time France, 1970.  Marianne Productions, Parc Film.  Screenplay by Jacques Demy, based on the fairy tale by Charles Perreault.  Cinematography by Ghislain Cloquet.  Produced by Mag Bodard.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Jacques Dugied.  Costume Design by Gitt Magrini.  Film Editing by Anne-Marie Cotret.  Podcast:  My Criterions….

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The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg (1964)

JACQUES DEMY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Les Parapluies De Cherbourg France/West Germany, 1964.  Parc Film, Madeleine Films, Beta Film.  Screenplay by Jacques Demy.  Cinematography by Jean Rabier.  Produced by Mag Bodard.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Moreau.  Film Editing by Anne-Marie Cotret, Monique Teisseire.  Podcast:  My Criterions. Taking the conventions of the…

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Bay Of Angels (1963)

JACQUES DEMY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  La Baie Des Anges France, 1963.  Sud-Pacifique Films.  Screenplay by Jacques Demy.  Cinematography by Jean Rabier.  Produced by Paul-Edmond Decharme.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Bernard Evein.  Film Editing by Anne-Marie Cotret.  Podcast:  My Criterions.   Claude Mann plays a bank teller who one day decides to join…

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Lola (1961)

JACQUES DEMY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Italy/France, 1961.  Rome Paris Films.  Screenplay by Jacques Demy.  Cinematography by Raoul Coutard.  Produced by Georges de Beauregard, Carlo Ponti.  Music by Michel Legrand. Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Bernard Evein.  Film Editing by Anne-Marie Cotret.  The Criterion Collection. This is one of Anouk Aimee‘s most famous, image-making roles. She plays a…

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