Before The Winter Chill (2013)

PHILIPPE CLAUDEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  Original title:  Avant l’Hiver France/Luxembourg, 2013.  Les films du 24, Samsa Film, France 3 Cinéma, TF1 Droits Audiovisuels, Canal+, Ciné+, France Télévisions, A Plus Image 4, Hoche Artois Images, Fonds National de Soutien à la Production Audiovisuelle du Luxembourg.  Screenplay by Philippe Claudel.  Cinematography by Denis Lenoir.  Produced by Yves Marmion, Romain Rojtman.  Music by…

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La Separation (1994)

CHRISTIAN VINCENT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France, 1994.  CMV Produzione Cinematografica, Canal+, D.A. Films, France 2 Cinéma, Renn Productions.  Screenplay by Dan Franck, Christian Vincent, based on the novel by Dan Franck.  Cinematography by Denis Lenoir, Anne Nicolet, Virginie Saint-Martin.  Produced by Claude Berri.  Production Design by Christian Vallerin.  Costume Design by Sylvia Gautrelet.  Film Editing by Francois Ceppi, Veronique Ilie, Laurence Vanier.   Daniel…

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The Closet (2001)

FRANCIS VEBER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Le Placard France, 2001.  Gaumont, EFVE, TF1 Films Production, Canal+.  Screenplay and dialogue by Francis Veber.  Cinematography by Luciano Tovoli.  Produced by Patrice Ledoux.  Music by Vladimir Cosma.  Production Design by Hugues Tissandier.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Bouchard.  Film Editing by Georges Klotz. Francis Veber has the ability to make comedies whose feeling is light but whose…

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The Widow Of Saint-Pierre (2000)

PATRICE LECONTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Original title:  La Veuve De Saint-Pierre France/Canada, 2000.  Cinémaginaire Inc., Epithète Films, France 2 Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma.  Screenplay by Claude Faraldo, adaptation by Patrice Leconte.  Cinematography by Eduardo Serra.  Produced by Frederic Brillion, Gilles Legrand.  Music by Pascal Esteve.  Production Design by Ivan Maussion.  Costume Design by Christian Gasc.  Film Editing by Joelle Hache.   Strong…

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The Girl On The Bridge (1999)

PATRICE LECONTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5 Original title:  La Fille Sur Le Pont France, 1999.  Canal+, France 2 Cinéma, Les Films Christian Fechner, Sofica Sofinergie 5, UGCF.  Screenplay and dialogue by Serge Frydman.  Cinematography by Jean-Marie Dreujou.  Produced by Christian Fechner.  Music by Didier Lize.  Production Design by Ivan Maussion.  Costume Design by Annie Perier.  Film Editing by Joelle Hache.   A deliciously capricious…

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Sade (2000)

BENOIT JACQUOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France, 2000.  Alicéléo, Canal+, Cofimage 11, RIDICULOUS Pictures, TF1 Films Production.  Screenplay by Jacques Fieschi, Bernard Minoret, based on the novel La Terreur dans le Boudoir by Serge Bramly.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by Patrick Godeau.  Music by Valerie Lindon.  Production Design by Sylvaine Chauvelot.  Costume Design by Christian Gasc.  Film Editing by Luc…

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According To Pereira (1996)

ROBERTO FAENZA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB Original title:  Sostiene Pereira Portugal/Italy/France, 1996.  Jean Vigo International, K.G. Productions, Mikado Film, Fábrica de Imagens, Presidenzia del Consiglio del Ministri-Dipartimento dello Spettacolo, Instituto Português da Arte Cinematográfica e Audiovisual.  Screenplay by Roberto Faenza, Sergio Vecchio, based on the novel by Antonio Tabucchi.  Cinematography by Blasco Giurato.  Produced by Elda Ferri, Michele…

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My Favorite Season (1993)

ANDRE TECHINE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Ma Saison Preferee France, 1993.  D.A. Films, Les Films Alain Sarde, TF1 Films Production.  Screenplay by Pascal Bonitzer, Andre Techine. Cinematography by Thierry Arbogast.  Produced by Alain Sarde.  Music by Philippe Sarde.  Production Design by Carlos Conti.  Costume Design by Claire Fraisse.  Film Editing by Martine Giordano.   Gorgeous miniature epic by Andre Techine, about…

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Queen Margot (1994)

PATRICE CHEREAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB Original title:  La Reine Margot France/Italy/Germany, 1994.  Renn Productions, France 2 Cinéma, D.A. Films, N.E.F. Filmproduktion und Vertriebs, Degeto Film, Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, WMG Film, RCS Films & TV, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Canal+, Miramax, Eurimages.  Screenplay by Daniele Thompson, Patrice Chereau, dialogue by Daniele…

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Cache (2005)

MICHAEL HANEKE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  France/Austria/Germany/Italy, 2005.  Les Films du Losange, Wega Film, Bavaria Film, BIM Distribuzione, France 3 Cinema, Arte France Cinema, Eurimages, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Canal+, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, StudioCanal, Österreichisches Filminstitut,  Filmfonds Wien,  Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen.  Screenplay by Michael Haneke.  Cinematography by Christian Berger.  Produced by Veit Heiduschka.  Production Design by Emmanuel de Chauvigny, Christoph Kanter. Costume…

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Manon Of The Spring (1986)

CLAUDE BERRI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB Original title:  Manon Des Sources Italy/France/Switzerland, 1986.  DD Productions, Films A2, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Renn Productions.  Screenplay by Claude Berri, Gerard Brach, based on the novel by Marcel Pagnol.  Cinematography by Bruno Nuytten.  Produced by Pierre Grunstein.  Music by Jean-Claude Petit.  Production Design by Bernard Vezat.  Costume Design by Sylvie Gautrelet.  Film Editing by Herve de Luze,…

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Jean De Florette (1986)

CLAUDE BERRI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  France/Switzerland/Italy, 1986.  DD Productions, Films A2, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Renn Productions, Télévision Suisse-Romande.  Screenplay by Claude Berri, Gerard Brach, based on the novel by Marcel Pagnol.  Cinematography by Bruno Nuytten.  Produced by Pierre Grunstein.  Music by Jean-Claude Petit.  Production Design by Bernard Vezet.  Costume Design by Sylvie Gautrelet.  Film Editing by Noelle Boisson, Sophie Coussein, Herve de Luze,…

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