Beau Pere (1981)

BERTRAND BLIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France, 1981.  Sara Films, France 2.   Screenplay by Bertrand Blier, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny.   Produced by Alain Sarde.   Music by Philippe Sarde.   Production Design by Theobald Meurisse.    Costume Design by Michele Cerf.  Film Editing by Claudine Merlin. Never one to fear problematic…

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Deux (1989)

CLAUDE ZIDI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  France, 1989.  DD Productions, Films 7, Orly Films, Sédif Productions, TF1 Films Production.  Story by Claude Zidi, Screenplay by Claude Zidi, Catherine Rihoit, Charles Trieschmann. Cinematography by Jean-Jacques Tarbes.  Produced by Gerard Depardieu, Madeleine Morgenstern, Danielle Vannier, Claude Zidi.  Music by Jean-Claude Petit.  Production Design by Michel de Broin.  Costume Design by Hortense Guillemard.  Film Editing by…

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Baby Love

BBB (out of 5) Original title:  Comme Les Autres Successful pediatrician Lambert Wilson wants a baby, his partner does not, and this divergence of goals drives the two steadfast lovers apart. Now single, Wilson attempts to pass himself off as straight in order to adopt, something gays and lesbians are not allowed to do in France, but…

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A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries (1998)

JAMES IVORY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  France/United Kingdom/USA, 1998.   Capitol Films, Merchant Ivory Productions, British Screen Productions.   Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, James Ivory, based on the novel by Kaylie Jones.   Cinematography by Jean-Marc Fabre.   Produced by Ismail Merchant.   Music by Richard Robbins.   Production Design by Pat Garner, Jacques Bufnoir.   Costume Design by Carol…

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