Ash Is Purest White (2018)

ZHANGKE JIA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  Original title:  Jiang hu er nü China/France/Japan, 2018.  Arte France Cinema, Beijing Runjin Investment, Huanxi Media Group, MK2 Productions, Office Kitano, Shanghai Film Group, Xstream Pictures.  Screenplay by Zhangke Jia.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Shozo Ichiyama, Nathanael Karmitz.  Music by Giong Lim.  Production Design by Weixin…

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Esther Kahn (2000)

ARNAUD DESPLECHIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France/United Kingdom, 2000.  Arts Council of England, British Screen Productions, British Sky Broadcasting, France 2 Cinema, France 3 Cinema, Les Films Alain Sarde, Why Not Productions, Zephyr Films.  Screenplay by Emmanuel Bourdieu, Arnaud Desplechin, from a story by Arthur Symons.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Chris Curling, Alain Sarde, Gregoire Sorlat.  Music by Howard…

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Grace Of Monaco (2014)

OLIVIER DAHAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Alternate title:  Princess Grace France/USA/Belgium/Italy/Switzerland, 2014.  Stone Angels, YRF Entertainment, Umedia, Lucky Red, TF1 Films Production, Canal+, Gaumont, Od Shots, Silver Reel, uFilm.  Screenplay by Arash Amel.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Arash Amel, Uday Chopra, Pierre-Ange Le Pogam.  Music by Christopher Gunning.  Production Design by Dan Weil.  Costume Design by Gigi Lepage.  Film Editing by Olivier Gajan.  …

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Private Fears In Public Places (2006)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Coeurs France/Italy, 2006.  Soudaine Compagnie, StudioCanal, France 2 Cinema, Societe Francaise de Production, BIM Distribuzione, Banque Populaire Images 6, Canal+, TPS Star, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Eurimages, Region Ile-de-France.  Screenplay by Jean-Michel Ribes, based on the play by Alan Ayckbourn.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Bruno Pesery.  Music by Mark Snow.  Production Design…

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You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet (2012)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Vous N’Avez Encore Rien Vu France/Germany, 2012.  F Comme Film, StudioCanal, France 2 Cinema, Alamode Film, Christmas In July, Canal+, Cine@, France Televisions, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Ministere de la Culture et de la Communication, Filmforderungsanstalt, Region Ile-de-France, Cinémage 5, Soficinéma 8.  Screenplay by Alain Resnais, Laurent Herbiet,…

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Roses A Credit (2010)

AMOS GITAI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France, 2010.  AGAV Films, Image et Compagnie, France Télévisions, Ad Vitam Production.  Screenplay by Amos Gitai, Marie-Jose Sanselme, based on the novel by Elsa Triolet. Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Nicole Collet, Serge Moati.  Costume Design by Moira Douguet.  Film Editing by Isabelle Ingold.   Amos Gitai once again creates a visually…

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Into The Wild (2007)

SEAN PENN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 2007.  Paramount Vantage, Art Linson Productions, Into the Wild, River Road Entertainment.  Screenplay by Sean Penn, based on the book by Jon Krakauer.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Art Linson, Sean Penn, Bill Pohlad.  Music by Michael Brook, Kaki King, Eddie Vedder.  Production Design by Derek R. Hill.  Costume Design by Mary Claire…

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On The Road (2012)

WALTER SALLES Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBB.  France/USA/United Kingdom/Brazil/Canada, 2012.  MK2 Productions, American Zoetrope, Jerry Leider Company, Vanguard Films, Film4, France 2 Cinema, France Televisions, Canal+, Cine+, VideoFilmes.  Screenplay by Jose Rivera, based on the novel by Jack Kerouac.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Roman Coppola, Charles Gillibert, Nathanael Karmitz, Rebecca Yeldham.  Music by Gustavo Santaolalla.  Production Design by…

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Pola X (1999)

LEOS CARAX Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  France/Switzerland/Germany/Japan, 1999.   Arena Films, Canal+, Degeto Film, Euro Space, France 2 Cinema, La Sept-Arte, Pandora Filmproduktion, Pola Production, Theo Films, Télévision Suisse-Romande, Vega Film.   Screenplay by Leos Carax, Jean-Pol Fargeau, Lauren Sedofsky, based on the novel Pierre Or The Ambiguities by Herman Melville.   Cinematography by Eric Gautier.   Produced…

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Taking Woodstock (2009)

ANG LEE Bil’s rating (out of 5):BB.5.  USA, 2009.  Focus Features.  Screenplay by James Schamus, based on the book by Elliot Tiber, Tom Monte.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Celia D. Costas, Ang Lee.  Music by Danny Elfman.  Production Design by David Gropman.  Costume Design by Joseph G. Aulisi.  Film Editing by Tim Squyres.   We’ve all heard about the eternally famous, historically…

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Kings And Queen (2004)

ARNAUD DESPLECHIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. Original title:  Rois Et Reine France, 2004.  Why Not Productions, France 2 Cinema, Rhone-Alpes Cinema, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Procirep, Canal+, CineCinema, Centre Européen Cinématographique Rhône-Alpes, Cofimage 15, Wild Bunch.  Scenario and dialogue by Roger Bohbot, Arnaud Desplechin.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Pascal Caucheteux.  Music by Gregoire Hetzel, Mike Kourtzer.  Production…

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My Sex Life…Or How I Got Into An Argument (1996)

ARNAUD DESPLECHIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Comment Je Me Suis Dispute…Ma Vie Sexuelle France, 1996.  France 2 Cinema, La Sept Cinema, Why Not Productions.  Screenplay by Emmanuel Bourdieu, Arnaud Desplechin.  Cinematography by Stephane Fontaine, Eric Gautier, Dominique Perrier-Royer.  Produced by Pascal Caucheteux.  Music by Krishna Levy.  Production Design by Antoine Platteau.  Costume Design by Claire Gerard-Hirne, Delphine Hayat.  Film…

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