Nenette And Boni (1996)

CLAIRE DENIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Nenette Et Boni France, 1996. Canal+, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Dacia Films, IMA Productions, La Sept Cinema. Screenplay by Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau. Cinematography by Agnes Godard. Produced by Georges Benayoun. Music by Tindersticks. Production Design by Arnaud de Moleron. Costume…

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Woman On Top (2000)

FINA TORRES Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 2000.  Fox Searchlight Pictures.  Screenplay by Vera Blasi.  Cinematography by Thierry Arbogast.  Produced by Alan Poul.  Music by Luis Bacalov.  Production Design by Philippe Chiffre.  Costume Design by Elisabeth Tavernier.  Film Editing by Leslie Jones.   Whimsical romantic comedy that, even at its worst, is leagues ahead of director Fina Torres’ last faltering attempt at capturing the colourful…

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Jet Lag (2002)

DANIELE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Decalage Horaire France/United Kingdom, 2002.  Canal+, Les Films Alain Sarde, Pathé (Jet Lag) Productions, TF1 Films Production.  Screenplay by Christopher Thompson, Daniele Thompson. Cinematography by Patrick Blossier.  Produced by Alain Sarde.  Music by Eric Serra.  Production Design by Michele Abbe-Vannier.  Costume Design by Elisabeth Tavernier.  Film Editing by Sylvie Landra.  Toronto International Film Festival 2002.   The characters…

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No Fear, No Die (1990)

CLAIRE DENIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  S’en Fout La Mort France/West Germany, 1990.  Cinéa, NEF Diffusion.  Screenplay by Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau.  Cinematography by Pascal Marti.  Produced by Francis Boespflug, Philippe Carcassonne.  Music by Abdullah Ibrahim.  Production Design by Jean-Jacques Caziot.  Costume Design by Elisabeth Tavernier.  Film Editing by Dominique Auvray. Claire Denis turns to the world of illegal…

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Night Wind (1999)

PHILIPPE GARREL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.   Original title:  Le Vent De La Nuit France/Italy/Switzerland, 1999.  Classic, Les Films Alain Sarde, Vega Film, Why Not Productions.  Script by Philippe Garrel, Dialogue by Philippe Garrel, Arlette Langmann, Marc Cholodenko, Xavier Beauvois.  Cinematography by Caroline Champetier.  Produced by Pascal Caucheteux, Alain Sarde.  Music by John Cale.  Production Design by Mathieu Menut.  Costume Design by Elisabeth Tavernier.  Film Editing…

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Alice And Martin (1998)

ANDRE TECHINE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Alice Et Martin France/Spain, 1998.   Les Films Alain Sarde, Vertigo Films, France 2 Cinema, France 3 Cinema, Canal+, Studio Image 4. Screenplay by Olivier Assayas, Gilles Taurand, Andre Techine.  Cinematography by Caroline Champetier.  Produced by Alain Sarde.  Music by Philippe Sarde.  Production Design by Ze Branco.  Costume Design by Elisabeth Tavernier.  Film Editing by Martine Giordano. Juliette…

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Wild Reeds (1994)

ANDRE TECHINE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Les Roseaux Sauvages France, 1994.  Ima Films, Les Films Alain Sarde, Canal+, IMA Productions, La Sept-Arte, Societe Francaise de Production, Centre National De La Cinematographie.  Screenplay by Olivier Massart, Gilles Taurand, Andre Techine.  Cinematography by Jeanne Lapoirie.  Produced by Georges Benayoun, Alain Sarde.  Production Design by Pierre Soula.  Costume Design by Elisabeth Tavernier.  Film…

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Nightcap (2000)

CLAUDE CHABROL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Merci Pour Le Chocolat France/Switzerland, 2000.  CAB Productions, Canal+, France 2 Cinéma, L’Office Federal de la Culture, MK2 Productions, Suisse Succes Cinéma, Teleclub AG, Télévision Suisse-Romande, YMC Productions.  Screenplay by Claude Chabrol, Caroline Eliacheff, based on the novel The Chocolate Cobweb by Charlotte Armstrong.  Cinematography by Renato Berta.  Produced by Marin…

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