Vice and Virtue (1963)

ROGER VADIM Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Original Title: Le vice et la vertu France/Italy, 1963.  S.N.E. Gaumont, Trianon Films, Ultra Film.   Screenplay by Roger Vailland, Roger Vadim, collaboration with Claude Choublier, based on the novel Justine by the Marquis de Sade. Cinematography by Marcel Grignon.   Produced by Roger Vadim.   Music by Michel Magne. …

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Cleo From 5 To 7 (1961)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   Original title:  Cleo De 5 A 7 France/Italy, 1961.  Ciné Tamaris, Rome Paris Films.  Screenplay by Agnes Varda.  Cinematography by Paul Bonis, Alain Levent, Jean Rabier.  Produced by Georges de Beauregard, Carlo Ponti.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Jean-Francois Adam.  Costume Design by Alyette Samazeuilh.  Film Editing by Pascale Laverrier, Janine Verneau.   Fantastic entry…

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Donkey Skin (1970)

JACQUES DEMY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Peau D’Ane Alternate title:  Once Upon A Time France, 1970.  Marianne Productions, Parc Film.  Screenplay by Jacques Demy, based on the fairy tale by Charles Perreault.  Cinematography by Ghislain Cloquet.  Produced by Mag Bodard.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Jacques Dugied.  Costume Design by Gitt Magrini.  Film Editing by Anne-Marie Cotret.  Podcast:  My Criterions….

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The Young Girls Of Rochefort (1967)

JACQUES DEMY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Les Demoiselles De Rochefort France, 1967.  Madeleine Films, Parc Film.  Screenplay by Jacques Demy.  Cinematography by Ghislain Cloquet.  Produced by Gilbert de Goldschmidt.  Music by Michel Legrand. Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Marie-Claude Fouquet, Jacqueline Moreau.  Film Editing by Jean Hamon.  The Criterion Collection.   Jacques Demy follows the success of The Umbrellas of…

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The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg (1964)

JACQUES DEMY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Les Parapluies De Cherbourg France/West Germany, 1964.  Parc Film, Madeleine Films, Beta Film.  Screenplay by Jacques Demy.  Cinematography by Jean Rabier.  Produced by Mag Bodard.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Moreau.  Film Editing by Anne-Marie Cotret, Monique Teisseire.  Podcast:  My Criterions. Taking the conventions of the…

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Lola (1961)

JACQUES DEMY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Italy/France, 1961.  Rome Paris Films.  Screenplay by Jacques Demy.  Cinematography by Raoul Coutard.  Produced by Georges de Beauregard, Carlo Ponti.  Music by Michel Legrand. Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Bernard Evein.  Film Editing by Anne-Marie Cotret.  The Criterion Collection. This is one of Anouk Aimee‘s most famous, image-making roles. She plays a…

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Wild Grass (2009)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  Original title:  Les Herbes Folles France/Italy, 2009.  F Comme Film, StudioCanal, France 2 Cinema, BIM Distribuzione, Canal+, TPS Star, Eurimages, Cinémage 3, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Region Ile-de-France.  Screenplay by Alain Resnais, Laurent Herbiet, based on the novel L’Incident by Christian Gailly.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Jean-Louis Livi.  Music by Mark Snow.  Production Design…

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