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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Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978)

BERTRAND BLIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Preparez vos Mouchoirs France/Belgium, 1978.  Belga Films, C.A.P.A.C., Les Films Ariane, SODEP.  Screenplay by Bertrand Blier.  Cinematography by Jean Penzer.  Produced by Paul Claudon, Georges Dancigers, Alexandre Mnouchkine.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Eric Moulard.  Costume Design by Michele Cerf.  Film Editing by Claudine Merlin.   Bertrand Blier once again examines the effect of…

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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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Tout Va Bien (1972)

JEAN-LUC GODARD, JEAN-PIERRE GORIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France/Italy, 1972.  Anouchka Films, Vieco Films, Empire Films.  Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin.  Cinematography by Armand Marco.  Produced by Jean-Pierre Rassam.  Music by Jean-Michel Rivat.  Production Design by Jacques Dugied.  Film Editing by Claudine Merlin, Kenout Peltier. Godard had teamed up with Jean-Pierre Gorin and formed the Dziga Vertov Group by…

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Chocolat (1988)

CLAIRE DENIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/West Germany/Cameroon, 1988.  Caroline Productions, Cerito Films, Cinémanuel, La Sept Cinéma, Le F.O.D.I.C. Cameroun, MK2 Productions, TF1 Films Production, Wim Wenders Productions.  Screenplay by Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau.  Cinematography by Robert Alazraki.  Produced by Alain Belmondo, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Gerard Crosnier.  Music by Abdullah Ibrahim.  Production Design by Thierry Flamand.  Costume Design by Christian Gasc.  Film Editing…

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My Best Friend’s Girl (1983)

BERTRAND BLIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  La Femme De Mon Pote France, 1983.  Sara Films, Renn Productions.  Screenplay by Bertrand Blier, Gerard Brach.  Cinematography by Jean Penzer.  Produced by Claude Berri, Alain Sarde.  Music by J.J. Cale.  Production Design by Theobald Meurisse.  Costume Design by Michele Cerf.  Film Editing by Claudine Merlin. Shallow but entertaining comedy about two best friends (Thierry…

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