The Happy Prince (2018)

RUPERT EVERETT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/Belgium/Italy/Germany, 2018.  Maze Pictures, Entre Chien et Loup, Palomar, Cine Plus Filmproduktion, Robert Fox Limited, BBC Films, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Daryl Prince Productions, Heimatfilm, Raindog Films.  Screenplay by Rupert Everett.  Cinematography by John Conroy.  Produced by Sebastien Delloye, Philipp Kreuzer, Jörg Schulze.  Music by Gabriel…

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The World of Jacques Demy (L’univers de Jacques Demy) (1995)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  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 Legrand. Film Editing by Marie-Josee Audiard.  Agnes…

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Double Lover (L’Amant Double) (2017)

FRANCOIS OZON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France/Belgium, 2017.  Mandarin Films, FOZ, Mars Films, Playtime, France 2 Cinema, Scope Pictures, Canal+, Cine@, France Televisions, A Plus Image 7.  Screenplay by Francois Ozon, in collaboration with Philippe Piazzo, freely adapted from the novel Lives of the Twins by Joyce Carol Oates.  Cinematography by Manuel Dacosse.  Produced by Eric Altmayer, Nicolas…

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Mr. Nobody (2009)

JACO VAN DORMAEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB. Belgium/Germany/Canada/France/USA/United Kingdom, 2009.  Pan Européenne, Virtual Films, Christal Films, Pathe, Integral Films, Lago Film, Toto & Co Films, SCOPE Invest, Groupe Un, Caviar Films, ARD Degeto Film, Belga Films, Canal+, Caviar, CineCinema, Climax Films, Deutscher Filmforderfonds, Fortis Film Fund, France 2, France 2 Cinema, France 3, France 3 Cinema,…

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Let The Sunshine In (Un beau soleil intérieur) (2017)

CLAIRE DENIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  France/Belgium, 2017.  Curiosa Films, FD Production, Ad Vitam Production, Versus Production, Centre National de la Cinématographie, OCS, La Banque Postale Image 10, Arte/Cofinova 11, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral de Belgique, Cinémage 10.  Screenplay by Christine Angot, Claire Denis, based on the book by Roland Barthes.  Cinematography by Agnes Godard.  Produced…

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The Death Of Stalin (2017)

ARMANDO IANNUCCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/United Kingdom/Belgium/Canada, 2017.  Quad Productions, Main Journey, Gaumont, France 3 Cinéma, Panache Productions, Canal+, Cine+, France Télévisions, Title Media.  Screenplay by Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin, additional material by Peter Fellows, from a screenplay by Fabien Nury, based on the comic book by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin.  Cinematography by Zac…

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Madame Hyde (Mrs. Hyde) (2017)

SERGE BOZON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  France/Belgium, 2017.  Les Films Pelléas, Arte France Cinéma, Auvergne Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Frakas Productions, Canal+, Ciné+, Arte France, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Haut et Court Distribution, Cinémage 11, Indéfilms 5, Soficinéma 13, Région Ile-de-France, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral de Belgique, Casa Kafka Pictures, Casa Kafka Pictures…

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One Sings, The Other Doesn’t (L’une chante, l’autre pas) (1977)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Venezuela/France/Belgium, 1977.  Ciné Tamaris, INLC,  Institut National de L’Audiovisuel, Paradise, Population,  Societe Francaise de Production.  Screenplay by Agnès Varda.  Cinematography by Charles Van Damme.  Music by François Wertheimer.  Production Design by Franckie Diago.  Costume Design by Franckie Diago.  Film Editing by Joele Van Effenterre.  Toronto International Film Festival 1977.    Teenager Pauline rejects her bourgeois family to help twenty-two year…

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Ernest & Celestine (Ernest Et Celestine) (2012)

STEPHANE AUBIER, VINCENT PATAR, BENJAMIN RENNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/Belgium/Luxembourg, 2012.  La Parti Productions, Les Armateurs, Maybe Movies, Mélusine Productions, StudioCanal.  Scenario and dialogue by Daniel Pennac, based on the albums by Gabrielle Vincent.  Produced by Eric Beckman, Didier Brunner, David Jesteadt, Henri Magalon, Stephan Roelants, Michael Sinterniklaas, Vincent Tavier.  Music by Vincent Courtois.  Production Design by Zaza, Zyk.  Film…

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The Insult (L’Insulte) (2017)

ZIAD DOUEIRI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Lebanon/Belgium/Cyprus/France/USA, 2017.  Rouge International, Tessalit Productions, Ezekiel Films, Scope Pictures, Douri Films, Cohen Media Group, Canal+, Cine+, L’Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres et du Developpement International.  Screenplay by Ziad Doueiri, Joelle Touma.  Cinematography by Tommaso Fiorilli.  Produced by Rachid Bouchareb, Jean Brehat, Julie Gayet,…

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Loveless (Nelyubov) (2017)

ANDREY ZVYAGINTSEV Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Russia/France/Germany/Belgium, 2017.   Non-Stop Productions, Fetisoff Illusion, Why Not Productions, Senator Film Produktion, Les Films Du Fleuve, Arte France Cinema.  Screenplay by Oleg Negin, Andrey Zvyagintsev.  Cinematography by Mikhail Krichman.  Produced by Gleb Fetisov, Sergey Melkumov, Alexander Rodnyansky.  Music by Evgueni Galperine, Sacha Galperine.  Production Design by Andrey Ponkratov.  Film Editing by Anna Mass.  Academy Awards 2017.  Cannes Film Festival…

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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)

LUC BESSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  France/China/Belgium/Germany/United Arab Emirates/USA/United Kingdom/Canada, 2017.  EuropaCorpm, Fundamental Films, Grive Productions, Gulf Film, Novo Pictures, Orange Studio, River Road Entertainment, TF1 Films Production, Universum Film.  Screenplay by Luc Besson, based on the comic book series Valerian and Laureline by Pierre Christin, Jean-Claude Mezieres.  Cinematography by Thierry Arbogast.  Produced by Luc Besson, Virginie Besson-Silla.  Music by Alexandre…

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