Annette (2021)

LEOS CARAX Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB France/Mexico/USA/Switzerland/Belgium/Japan/Germany, 2021. CG Cinéma, ARTE, Arte France Cinema, BE TV, Barnstormer Productions, Canal+, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Cinéaxe, Cinémage 14, Cofinova 16, Detailfilm, Eurimages, Euro Space, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Filmforderungsanstalt, Garidi Films, Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, Indéfilms 8, Japanese Agency for…

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The Sentinel (1992)

ARNAUD DESPLECHIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  Original title:  La Sentinelle France, 1992.  Why Not Productions, 2001 Audiovisuel, La Sept Cinema, Films A2, Canal+, Investimage 3, Sofiarp, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Procirep.  Original Scenario by Arnaud Desplechin, adaptation by Pascale Ferran, Noémie Lvovsky, Emmanuel Salinger.  Cinematography by Olivier Chambon, Caroline Champetier, Julien Hirsch, Arthur Le Caisne.  Produced by…

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The Typewriter, The Rifle & The Movie Camera (1996)

ADAM SIMON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1996.  British Film Institute, Independent Film Channel.  Screenplay by Adam Simon.  Cinematography by Caroline Champetier.  Produced by Paula Jalfon, Colin MacCabe.  Film Editing by William Diver.   Adam Simon teams up with Tim Robbins to investigate the life and work of the great Samuel Fuller, a landmark American filmmaker who has…

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A Single Girl (1995)

BENOIT JACQUOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  La Fille Seule France, 1995.  Cinéa, La Sept Cinéma.  Screenplay by Jerome Beaujour, Benoit Jacquot.  Cinematography by Caroline Champetier.  Produced by Philippe Carcassonne, Brigitte Faure.  Production Design by Louis Soubrier.  Film Editing by Pascale Chavance.   Benoit Jacquot was inspired by Agnes Varda’s cool new wave classic Cleo From 5 to 7…

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The School Of Flesh (1998)

BENOIT JACQUOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Original title:  L’Ecole De La Chair France/Luxembourg/Belgium, 1998.  Orsans Productions, V.M. Productions, La Sept Cinéma, Les Films du Camélia, Artémis Productions, Radio Télévision Belge Francophone, Samsa Film, Canal+, Studio Image 4, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Fonds National…

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The Untouchable (2006)

BENOIT JACQUOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  Original title:  L’Intouchable France, 2006.  Sangsho, Arte France Cinéma, CinéCinéma, Centre National de la Cinématographie.  Screenplay by Benoit Jacquot.  Cinematography by Caroline Champetier.  Produced by Christophe Bruncher.  Music by Vijay Jaiswal, Monu Rao.  Film Editing by Luc Barnier, Marion Monnier. After a lifetime of not knowing anything about her real father, a young French…

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Villa Amalia (2009)

BENOIT JACQUOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5. France/Switzerland, 2009.  Rectangle Productions, EuropaCorp, Point Prod, France 2 Cinéma, Télévision Suisse-Romande, France 2, Canal+, CinéCinéma, Sofica Europacorp, Cinémage 3, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Région Ile-de-France, Procirep, Angoa-Agicoa, La Commission du Film en Bretagne.  Screenplay by Benoit Jacquot, in collaboration with Julien Boivent, based on the novel by…

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Plus Tard (2008)

AMOS GITAI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Plus Tard Tu Comprendras Alternate title:  Later, One Day You’ll Understand France/Germany/Israel, 2008.  AGAV Films, France 2, Image et Compagnie, Norddeutscher Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Dan Franck, adaptation by Amos Gitai, Marie-Jose Sanselme, based on the autobiography by Jerome Clement.  Cinematography by Caroline Champetier.  Produced by Nicole Collet, Amos Gitai, Serge Moati.  Music…

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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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Oh La La! (2006)

ANNE FONTAINE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Nouvelle Chance France, 2006.  Mosca Films, Ciné B, France 2 Cinéma, Sédif Productions, Playtime, Haut et Court, Soficinéma 2, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Canal+, CinéCinéma.  Screenplay by Julien Boivent, Anne Fontaine.  Cinematography by Caroline Champetier.  Produced by Philippe Carcassonne, Pascal Houzelot.  Production Design by Pascale Consigny.  Costume Design by Tess Hammami.  Film Editing…

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Ponette (1996)

JACQUES DOILLON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France, 1996.  Les Films Alain Sarde, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Centre Européen Cinématographique Rhône-Alpes, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Canal+.  Screenplay by Jacques Doillon, collaboration with Brune Compagnon.  Cinematography by Caroline Champetier.  Venice Film Festival 1996.   A little girl (Victoire Thivisol, who at the age of four won the Best Actress Award at…

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Alice And Martin (1998)

ANDRE TECHINE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Alice Et Martin France/Spain, 1998.   Les Films Alain Sarde, Vertigo Films, France 2 Cinema, France 3 Cinema, Canal+, Studio Image 4. Screenplay by Olivier Assayas, Gilles Taurand, Andre Techine.  Cinematography by Caroline Champetier.  Produced by Alain Sarde.  Music by Philippe Sarde.  Production Design by Ze Branco.  Costume Design by Elisabeth Tavernier.  Film Editing by Martine Giordano. Juliette…

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