I Can’t Sleep (1994)

CLAIRE DENIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. Original title:  J’ai Pas Sommeil France/Germany/Switzerland, 1994.  Arena Films, Orsans, Les Films de Mindif, France 3 Cinema, M6 Films, Agora Film, Vega Film.  Screenplay by Jean-Pol Fargeau, Claire Denis.  Cinematography by Agnes Godard.  Produced by Bruno Pesery.  Music by Jean-Louis Murat, John Pattison.  Production Design by Arnaud de…

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What Time Is It There? (2001)

TSAI MING-LIANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Ni Na Bian Ji dian Taiwan/France, 2001.  Arena Films, Homegreen Films.  Screenplay by Tsai Ming-liang, Pi-ying Yang.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by Laurence Picollec.  Production Design by Tim Yip.  Film Editing by Sheng-Chang Chen.   Tsai Ming-Liang continues to explore the individual isolation of characters, and continues to do so beautifully. This one is about…

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Pola X (1999)

LEOS CARAX Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  France/Switzerland/Germany/Japan, 1999.   Arena Films, Canal+, Degeto Film, Euro Space, France 2 Cinema, La Sept-Arte, Pandora Filmproduktion, Pola Production, Theo Films, Télévision Suisse-Romande, Vega Film.   Screenplay by Leos Carax, Jean-Pol Fargeau, Lauren Sedofsky, based on the novel Pierre Or The Ambiguities by Herman Melville.   Cinematography by Eric Gautier.   Produced…

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Friday Night (2002)

CLAIRE DENIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Vendredi Soir France, 2002.  Arena Films, Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, France 2 Cinéma, France Télévision Images.  Screenplay by Emmanuele Bernheim, Claire Denis, based on the novel by Emmanuele Bernheim.  Cinematography by Agnes Godard.  Produced by Bruno Pesery.  Music by Dickon Hinchliffe.  Production Design by Katia Wyszkop.  Costume Design by Catherine Leterrier, Judy…

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Les Destinees (2000)

OLIVIER ASSAYAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Les Destinees Sentimentales France/Switzerland, 2000.  Arcade, Arena Films, CAB Productions, Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Cofimage 11, Office Fédéral de la Culture, Procirep, TF1 Films Production, Télévision Suisse-Romande.  Screenplay by Olivier Assayas, Jacques Fieschi, based on the novel by Jacques Chardonne.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Bruno Pesery.  Production Design by Frederic…

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The Suspended Step Of The Stork (1991)

THEODOROS ANGELOPOULOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  To Meteoro Vima Tou Pelargou France/Italy/ Greece/Switzerland, 1991.  Arena Films, Erre Produzioni, Th. Angelopoulos Productions, Greek Film Center, Vega Film, ERTI, Canal+, Rai 2, Greek Television ET-1, Schweizerische Radio- und Fernsehgesellschaft, La Ministre de la Culture et de la Communication, Département Fédéral de l’Intérieur, Eurimages.  Story by Theodoros Angelopoulos,…

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The Keys To The House (2004)

GIANNI AMELIO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Original title:  Le Chiavi Di Casa Italy/France/Germany, 2004.  Rai Cinema, Jean Vigo Italia, ACHAB Film, Pandora Filmproduktion, Arena Films, Arte France Cinéma, Bavaria Film, ZDF/Arte, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Sky, Lakeshore Entertainment, Canal+, Bulbul Films, Eurimages, Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmförderungsanstalt.  Story and screenplay by Gianni Amelio, Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli, based on the novel…

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Vincent And Theo (1990)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Netherlands/United Kingdom/France/Italy/Germany, 1990.  Belbo Films, Arena Films, Central Films, La Sept, La Sept-Arte, Telepool, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Verenigde Arbeiders Radio Amateurs, Sofica Valor, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Région Languedoc-Roussillon.  Screenplay by Julian Mitchell.  Cinematography by Jean Lepine.  Produced by Ludi Boeken, Emma Hayter.  Music by Gabriel Yared.  Production Design by Stephen Altman.  Costume Design by Scott…

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