Marvin (2017)

ANNE FONTAINE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. Original Title: Marvin ou la belle éducation Alternate Title: Reinventing Marvin France, 2017.  P.A.S. Productions, Cine, F Comme Film, Mars Films, France 2 Cinema, Drize Holding, Canal+, France Televisions, Cofinova 13, La Banque Postale Image 10.  Screenplay by Pierre Trividic, Anne Fontaine.   Cinematography by Yves Angelo.  Produced…

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Elle (2016)

PAUL VERHOEVEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  France/Germany/Belgium, 2016.  SBS Productions, Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion GmbH, France 2 Cinema, Entre Chien et Loup, Canal+, France Televisions, Orange Cinema Series, Casa Kafka Pictures, Casa Kafka Pictures Movie Tax Shelter Empowered by Belfius, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Filmforderungsanstalt, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Federal de Belgique.  Screenplay by…

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Comedy Of Innocence (2000)

RAOUL RUIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  Comedie de l’Innocence France, 2000.  Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Les Films du Camélia, MACT Productions, Procirep, TF1 International.  Screenplay by Francois Dumas, Raoul Ruiz, based on the novel by Massimo Bontempelli.  Cinematography by Jacques Bouquin.  Produced by Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre, Martine de Clermont-Tonnerre.  Music by Jorge Arriagada.  Production Design by Bruno Beauge.  Costume Design by…

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Ridicule (1996)

PATRICE LECONTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.  France, 1996.  Epithète Films, Cinéa, France 3 Cinéma, Canal+, Sofica Investimage 4, PolyGram Audiovisuel, Procirep, Gras Savoye, Centre National de la Cinématographie.  Scenario and dialogue by Remi Waterhouse, Screenplay by Michel Fessler, collaboration with Eric Vicaut.  Cinematography by Thierry Arbogast.  Produced by Frederic Brillion, Philippe Carcassone, Gilles Legrand.  Music by Antoine Duhamel.  Production Design…

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March Of The Penguins (2005)

LUC JACQUET Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 Original title:  La Marche de l’Empereur France, 2005.  National Geographic Films, Bonne Pioche, Wild Bunch, Alliance de Production Cinematographique, Buena Vista International Film Production France, Canal+, L’Institut Polare Français Paul-Émile Victor.  Scenario by Luc Jacquet, Adaptation by Luc Jacquet, Michel Fessler, US edited version narration by Jordan Roberts.  Cinematography by Laurent…

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Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)

CLAUDE SAUTET Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBBB.  France/Italy/Germany, 1995.  Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinematografica, Les Films Alain Sarde, Prokino Filmproduktion, TF1 Films Production.  Screenplay by Claude Sautet, Jacques Fieschi, Yves Ulmann.  Cinematography by Jean-Francois Robin.  Produced by Alain Sarde.  Music by Philippe Sarde.  Production Design by Carlos Conti.  Costume Design by Catherine Bouchard.  Film Editing by Jacqueline Thiedot.   Claude Sautet’s brilliant drama is…

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Summer Hours (2008)

OLIVIER ASSAYAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  L’Heure D’Ete France, 2008.  MK2 Productions, France 3 Cinéma, Canal+, TPS Star, Le Musée d’Orsay, Région Ile-de-France, Soficinéma 3, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Cofinova 4.  Screenplay by Olivier Assayas.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Charles Gillibert, Marin Karmitz, Nathanael Karmitz.  Production Design by Fanny Stauff.  Film Editing by Luc Barnier.   Olivier…

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Demonlover (2002)

OLIVIER ASSAYAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France, 2002.  Citizen Films, Cofimage, Elizabeth Films, Forensic Films, Group Dataciné, La Sofica Gimages 2, M6 Films, Procirep, TPS Cinéma.  Screenplay by Olivier Assayas.  Cinematography by Denis Lenoir.  Produced by Xavier Giannoli.  Music by Jim O’Rourke, Sonic Youth.  Production Design by François-Renaud Labarthe.  Costume Design by Anaïs Romand.  Film Editing by Luc Barnier.   A ladder-climbing employee…

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Les Destinees (2000)

OLIVIER ASSAYAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Les Destinees Sentimentales France/Switzerland, 2000.  Arcade, Arena Films, CAB Productions, Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Cofimage 11, Office Fédéral de la Culture, Procirep, TF1 Films Production, Télévision Suisse-Romande.  Screenplay by Olivier Assayas, Jacques Fieschi, based on the novel by Jacques Chardonne.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Bruno Pesery.  Production Design by Frederic…

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