May Fools (1990)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 Original Title: Milou En Mai Alternate Title:  Milou In May France/Italy, 1990. Nouvelles Editions de Films, TF1 Films Production, Ellepi Films. Screenplay by Louis Malle, Jean-Claude Carriere. Cinematography by Renato Berta. Produced by Louis Malle. Music by Stephane Grappelli. Production Design by Willy Holt, Philippe Turlure. Costume Design…

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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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From The Land of the Moon (2016)

NICOLE GARCIA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  Original title:  Mal de Pierres France/Belgium/Canada, 2016.  Les Productions du Trésor, StudioCanal, France 3 Cinema, Pauline’s Angel, My Unity Production, Lunanime, Canal+, Cine@, France Televisions, Cofinova 12, La Banque Postale Image 9, Indéfilms 4, Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Federal de Belgique, Meñakoz Films.  Screenplay,…

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Three Hearts (2014)

BENOIT JACQUOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  3 Coeurs France, 2014.  Rectangle Productions, Wild Bunch, Pandora Filmproduktion, Scope Pictures, Arte France Cinéma, WDR / Arte, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Canal+, Ciné+, Arte France, Soficinéma 10, Cinémage 8, Palatine Étoile 11, Région Rhône-Alpes, Région Ile-de-France, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Filmförderungsanstalt.  Screenplay by Julien…

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Avenue Montaigne (2006)

DANIELE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Fauteuils D’Orchestre Alternate title:  Orchestra Seats France, 2006.  Thelma Films, StudioCanal, TF1 Films Production, Radis Films Productions, Canal+, CinéCinéma, Région Ile-de-France, Alizé Art Consulting, Nexus Factory.  Screenplay by Daniele Thompson, Christopher Thompson, dialogue by Daniele Thompson.  Cinematography by Jean-Marc Fabre.  Produced by Christine Gozlan.  Music by Nicola Piovani.  Production Design by Michele Abbe-Vannier.  Costume Design by Catherine…

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Meeting Venus (1991)

ISTVAN SZABO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. United Kingdom/Japan/USA, 1991.  Warner Bros., Fujisankei Communications International, British Sky Broadcasting, County Natwest Ventures, Enigma Productions, Bountiful Film Partners.  Screenplay by Istvan Szabo, Michael Hirst.  Cinematography by Lajos Koltai.  Produced by David Puttnam.  Production Design by Attila Kovacs.  Costume Design by Catherine Leterrier.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.   A Hungarian music conductor (Niels Arestrup) finally achieves…

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Mon Oncle D’Amerique (1980)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  France, 1980.  F Comme Film, StudioCanal, France 2 Cinema, Alamode Film, Christmas In July, Canal+, Cine@, France Televisions, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Ministere de la Culture et de la Communication, Filmforderungsanstalt, Region Ile-de-France, Cinémage 5, Soficinéma 8.  Screenplay by Jean Gruault, based on the writings of Henri Laborit.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny.  Produced…

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Apres Lui (2007)

GAEL MOREL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  France, 2007.  Gloria Films, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, Backup Media, Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, CinéCinéma, Coficup Fond, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Région Rhône-Alpes, Sofica Poste Image.  Screenplay by Christophe Honore, Gael Morel.  Cinematography by Jean-Max Bernard.  Produced by Laurence Lavole, Isabelle Pragier.  Music by Louis Sclavis.  Production Design by Ze Branco.  Costume…

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Palais Royal (2005)

VALERIE LEMERCIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  France, 2005.  Gaumont, Rectangle Productions, Les Films du Dauphin, TF1 Films Production, Palais Productions Ltd., De L’Huile.  Screenplay by Brigitte Buc, Valerie Lemercier.  Cinematography by James Welland.  Produced by Edouard Weil.  Music by Bertrand Burgalat.  Production Design by Jacques Bufnoir.  Costume Design by Catherine Leterrier.  Film Editing by Luc Barnier.   Disappointingly anodyne comedy directed, co-written by and…

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Bon Voyage (2003)

JEAN-PAUL RAPPENEAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France, 2003.  ARP Sélection, France 2 Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma, Canal+, Région Ile-de-France.  Scenario by Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Patrick Modiano, adaptation by Jerome Tonnerre, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Gilles Marchand, Julien Rappeneau.  Cinematography by Thierry Arbogast.  Produced by Laurent Petin, Michele Petin.   Music by Gabriel Yared.   Production Design by Jacques Rouxel.  Costume Design by Catherine Leterrier.  Film Editing by…

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My Worst Nightmare (2011)

ANNE FONTAINE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Mon Pire Couchemar France/Belgium, 2011.  Cine@, Maison de Cinema, F.B. Productions, Pathe, M6 Films, Entre Chien et Loup, Artemis Productions, Radio Television Belge Francophone, Belgacom, Canal+, Cine+, M6, Tax Shelter Film Funding, Casa Kafka Pictures, Casa Kafka Pictures Movie Tax Shelter Empowered by dexia, CineCinema.  Screenplay by Anne Fontaine,…

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Coco Before Chanel (2009)

ANNE FONTAINE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Coco Avant Chanel France, 2009.  Haut et Court, Ciné+, Warner Bros., France 2 Cinéma, Canal+, CinéCinéma, France 2, Playtime, Cofinova 5, Banque Populaire Images 9, Scope Pictures, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral de Belgique, Soficapital, SCOPE Invest.  Screenplay by Anne Fontaine, Camille Fontaine, based on the book by Edmonde…

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