India Song (1975)

MARGUERITE DURAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 France, 1975. Sunchild Productions, Les Films Armorial. Screenplay by Marguerite Duras. Cinematography by Bruno Nuytten. Produced by Simon Damiani, André Valio-Cavaglione. Music by Carlos D’Alessio. Film Editing by Solange Leprince. Probably the best known of Marguerite Duras’ directorial efforts, this photographically pristine film will frustrate all but…

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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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Possession (1981)

ANDRZEJ ZULAWSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/West Germany, 1981.  Gaumont, Oliane Productions, Marianne Productions, Soma Film Produktion.  Original idea by Andrzej Zulawski, Adaptation by Andrzej Zulawski, Frederic Tuten.  Cinematography by Bruno Nuytten.  Produced by Marie-Laure Reyre.  Music by Andrzej Korzynski.  Production Design by Holger Gross.  Costume Design by Ingrid Zore.  Film Editing by Marie-Sophie Dubus, Suzanne Lang-Willar.   Breaking up is hard…

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The Bronte Sisters (1979)

ANDRE TECHINE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Les Soeurs Bronte France, 1979.  Action Films, Gaumont, France 3.  Scenario and dialogue by Pascal Bonitzer, Andre Techine, with the participation of Jean Gruault.  Cinematography by Bruno Nuytten.  Produced by Yves Gasser, Klaus Hellwig, Yves Peyrot.  Production Design by Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko.  Costume Design by Christian Gasc.  Film Editing by Claudine Merlin.   An exquisite period piece…

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Camille Claudel (1988)

BRUNO NUYTTEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France, 1988.  Les Films Christian Fechner, Lilith Films I.A., Gaumont, France 2, Films A2, DD Productions, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Sofica Créations, Sofimage, Soficas Investimages, Images Investissements, Soffia.  Scenario and dialogue by Bruno Nuytten, Marilyn Goldin, collaborator on dialogue Misa Terami,…

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Going Places (1974)

BERTRAND BLIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB Original title:  Les Valseuses France, 1974.  C.A.P.A.C., S.N. Prodis, Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Bertrand Blier, Philippe Dumarcay, based on the novel by Bertrand Blier.  Cinematography by Bruno Nuytten.  Produced by Paul Claudon.  Music by Stephane Grappelli.  Production Design by Jean-Jacques Caziot, Francoise Hardy.  Costume Design by Michele Cerf.  Film Editing by Kenout Peltier.   This cinematic exercise…

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Manon Of The Spring (1986)

CLAUDE BERRI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB Original title:  Manon Des Sources Italy/France/Switzerland, 1986.  DD Productions, Films A2, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Renn Productions.  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 Vezat.  Costume Design by Sylvie Gautrelet.  Film Editing by Herve de Luze,…

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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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