Double Lover (2017)

FRANCOIS OZON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.   Original title:  L’Amant Double France/Belgium, 2017.  Mandarin Films, FOZ, Mars Films, Playtime, France 2 Cinema, Scope Pictures, Canal+, Cine@, France Televisions, A Plus Image 7.  Screenplay by Francois Ozon, in collaboration with Philippe Piazzo, freely adapted from the novel Lives of the Twins by Joyce Carol Oates.  Cinematography by Manuel Dacosse.  Produced…

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Come Undone (2000)

SEBASTIEN LIFSHITZ Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Original title:  Presque Rien France/Belgium, 2000.  Arte France Cinéma, Lancelot Films, Man’s Films, Radio Télévision Belge Francophone.  Screenplay by Stephane Bouquet, Sebastien Lifshitz.  Cinematography by Pascal Poucet.  Produced by Cecile Amillat, Jean-Christophe Colson, Christian Tison.  Music by Perry Blake.  Production Design by Roseanna Sacco.  Costume Design by Elisabeth Mehu.  Film Editing by Yann Dedet.   Jérémie Elkaïm is on vacation…

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Artemisia (1997)

AGNES MERLET Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.5.  France/Germany/Italy, 1997.  3 Emme Cinematografica, Première Heure, France 3 Cinéma, Schlemmer Film, Dania Film, Mediaset, Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l’Europe, Presidenzia del Consiglio del Ministri-Dipartimento dello Spettacolo, Black Forest Films. Story by Agnes Merlet, Christine Miller, Screenplay by Agnes Merlet, Christine Miller, Patrick Amos.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by…

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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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Farewell, My Queen (2012)

BENOIT JACQUOT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. Original title:  Les Adieux A La Reine France/Spain, 2012.  GMT Productions, Les Films du Lendemain, France 3 Cinéma, Morena Films, Canal+, Euro Media France, Ciné+, Invest Image, Région Ile-de-France, La Banque Postale Images 5, Soficinéma 7, Palatine Étoile 9, France Télévision, Angoa, Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes…

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My Mother (2004)

CHRISTOPHE HONORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5 Original title:  Ma Mere France/Portugal/Austria/Spain, 2004.  Gemini Films, Amour Fou Filmproduktion, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Arte France Cinéma, Audiovisual Consulting, Canal+, Filmfonds Wien, Les Films du Camélia, Les Films du Lendemain, S2 International, Österreichischer Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Christophe Honore, based on the novel by Georges Bataille.  Cinematography by Helene Louvart.  Produced by Paulo…

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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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