Frontier of Dawn (2008)

PHILIPPE GARREL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   Original title:  La Frontiere de l’Aube France, 2008.  Cofinova 4, Rectangle Productions, StudioUrania.  Screenplay by Philippe Garrel, Marc Cholodenko, Arlette Langmann.  Cinematography by William Lubtchansky.  Produced by Edouard Weil.  Music by Jean-Claude Vannier.  Production Design by Sophie Quiedeville.  Costume Design by Justine Pearce.  Film Editing by Yann Dedet.  Cannes Film Festival 2008. Louis Garrel plays a photographer who…

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Naked Childhood (1968)

MAURICE PIALAT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  L’Enfance Nue France, 1968.  Parafrance Films, Parc Film, Renn Productions, Les Films du Carrosse.  Screenplay by Arlette Langmann, Maurice Pialat.  Cinematography by Claude Beausoleil.  Produced by Vera Belmont, Guy Benier, Claude Berri, Mag Bodard, Francois Truffaut.   The 400 Blows is a feel-good romantic comedy compared to this excellent exploration of…

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Regular Lovers (2005)

PHILIPPE GARREL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   0.   Original title:  Les Amants Reguliers France, 2005.  Maïa Films, Arte France Cinema, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Centre National De La Cinematographie.  Scenario and dialogue by Philippe Garrel, scenario collaborators Arlette Langmann, Marc Cholodenko.  Cinematography by William Lubtchansky.  Produced by Gilles Sandoz.  Music by Jean-Claude Vannier.  Production Design by Nikos Meletopoulos, Mathieu Menut.  Costume Design by…

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Night Wind (1999)

PHILIPPE GARREL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   Original title:  Le Vent De La Nuit France/Italy/Switzerland, 1999.  Classic, Les Films Alain Sarde, Vega Film, Why Not Productions.  Script by Philippe Garrel, Dialogue by Philippe Garrel, Arlette Langmann, Marc Cholodenko, Xavier Beauvois.  Cinematography by Caroline Champetier.  Produced by Pascal Caucheteux, Alain Sarde.  Music by John Cale.  Production Design by Mathieu Menut.  Costume Design by Elisabeth Tavernier.  Film Editing…

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Jean De Florette (1986)

CLAUDE BERRI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  France/Switzerland/Italy, 1986.  DD Productions, Films A2, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Renn Productions, Télévision Suisse-Romande.  Screenplay by Claude Berri, Gerard Brach, based on the novel by Marcel Pagnol.  Cinematography by Bruno Nuytten.  Produced by Pierre Grunstein.  Music by Jean-Claude Petit.  Production Design by Bernard Vezet.  Costume Design by Sylvie Gautrelet.  Film Editing by Noelle Boisson, Sophie Coussein, Herve de Luze,…

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Loulou (1980)

MAURICE PIALAT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France, 1980.  Action Films, Gaumont.  Scenario by Arlette Langmann, adaptation and dialogue by Arlette Langmann, Maurice Pialat.  Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn, Jacques Loiseleux.  Produced by Yves Gasser, Klaus Hellwig.  Production Design by Alain Alitbol, Max Berto, Jean-Pierre Sarrazin.  Costume Design by Dorothee Nonn.  Film Editing by Yann Dedet.   Gerard…

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