Death Watch (1980)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Original Title: La Mort En Direct France/West Germany, 1980. Films A2, Gaumont International, Little Bear, Sara Films, Selta Films, Societe Francaise de Production, TV13 Filmproduktion. Screenplay by David Rayfiel, Bertrand Tavernier, Géza von Radványi, based on the novel by David Compton. Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn. Produced by…

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Scream Of Stone (1991)

WERNER HERZOG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB Original Title: Cerro Torre: Schrei aus Stein Alternate Title: Cerro Torre Scream Of Stone Germany/France/Canada/Italy/Argentina/United Kingdom/South Africa, 1991. Sera Filmproduktion, Molécule, Films A2, Les Films Stock International, Wildlife Films, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Constantin Film, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Canal+, Telefilm Canada, Lucky Red, Rai 2, European Script Fund,…

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Life Is A Bed Of Roses (1983)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Original title:  La vie est un roman France, 1983.  Fideline Films, Films A2, Filmédis, Les Films Ariane, Soprofilms.  Screenplay by Jean Gruault.  Cinematography by Bruno Nuytten.  Produced by Philippe Dussart.  Music by Philippe-Gérard.  Production Design by Enki Bilal, Jacques Saulnier.  Costume Design by Enki Bilal, Catherine Leterrier. …

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The Sentinel (1992)

ARNAUD DESPLECHIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  Original title:  La Sentinelle France, 1992.  Why Not Productions, 2001 Audiovisuel, La Sept Cinema, Films A2, Canal+, Investimage 3, Sofiarp, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Procirep.  Original Scenario by Arnaud Desplechin, adaptation by Pascale Ferran, Noémie Lvovsky, Emmanuel Salinger.  Cinematography by Olivier Chambon, Caroline Champetier, Julien Hirsch, Arthur Le Caisne.  Produced by…

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La Vie de Boheme (1992)

AKI KAURISMAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   France/Germany/Sweden/Finland, 1992.  Sputnik, Pyramide Productions, Films A2, Pandora Filmproduktion, Svenska Filminstitutet, Canal+, Sofinergie 2, Centre National De La Cinematographie.  Screenplay by Aki Kaurismaki, based on the novel Scenes de la Vie de Boheme by Henri Murger.  Cinematography by Timo Salminen.  Produced by Klaus Heydemann, Aki Kaurismaki.  Production Design by John Ebden.  Costume Design by Simon Murray.  Film Editing by…

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Frequent Death (1988)

ELISABETH RAPPENEAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Frequence Meurtre France, 1988.  Acteurs Auteurs Associés, C.A.P.A.C., Films A2, Les Productions de la Guéville, Slav 1, Soffia, Sofima, Soprofilms.  Screenplay by Jacques Audiard, Elisabeth Rappeneau, based on the novel When The Dark Man Calls by Stuart Kaminsky.  Cinematography by William Lubtchansky.  Produced by Daniele Delorme, Yves Robert.  Music by Philippe B. Gall.  Production…

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Camille Claudel (1988)

BRUNO NUYTTEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France, 1988.  Les Films Christian Fechner, Lilith Films I.A., Gaumont, France 2, Films A2, DD Productions, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Sofica Créations, Sofimage, Soficas Investimages, Images Investissements, Soffia.  Scenario and dialogue by Bruno Nuytten, Marilyn Goldin, collaborator on dialogue Misa Terami,…

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Cyrano De Bergerac (1990)

JEAN-PAUL RAPPENEAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France, 1990.  Caméra One, Centre National de la Cinématographie, DD Productions, Films A2, Hachette Première, Investors Club, Sofinergie 1, Union Générale Cinématographique.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carriere, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, based on the play by Edmond Rostand.  Cinematography by Pierre Lhomme.  Produced by René Cleitman, Michel Seydoux, Andre Szots.  Music by Kurt Kuenne, Jean-Claude Petit.  Production…

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Confidentially Yours (1983)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Vivement Dimanche! France, 1983.  Films A2, Les Films du Carrosse, Soprofilms. Screenplay by Francois Truffaut, Suzanne Schiffman, Jean Aurel, based on the novel The Long Saturday Night by Charles Williams.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros. Produced by Armand Barbault, Francois Truffaut.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Hilton McConnico.  Costume Design by Michele…

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Passion (1982)

JEAN-LUC GODARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  France/Switzerland, 1982.  Sara Films, Sonimage, Films A2, Film et Video Productions, Société Suisse de Radiodiffusion et Télévision (SSR).  Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard.  Cinematography by Raoul Coutard.  Produced by Armand Barbault, Catherine Lapoujade, Martine Marignac.  Production Design by Jean Bauer, Serge Marzolff.  Costume Design by Christian Gasc, Rosalie Varda.  Film Editing by Jean-Luc Godard.  Cannes Film Festival 1982.  …

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First Name: Carmen (1983)

JEAN-LUC GODARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France, 1983.  Sara Films, JLG Films, Films A2.  Scenario and adaptation by Anne-Marie Mieville.  Cinematography by Raoul Coutard, Jean-Bernard Menoud.  Produced by Alain Sarde.  Costume Design by Renee Renard.  Film Editing by Fabienne Alvarez-Giro, Suzanne Lang-Willar. One of the most popular and accessible of Jean-Luc Godard’s films made in the eighties, which won…

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A Sunday In The Country (1984)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Un Dimanche A La Campagne France, 1984.  Films A2, Little Bear, Sara Films.  Screenplay by Bertrand Tavernier, Colo Tavernier, based on the novel Monsieur Ladmiral Va Bientot Mourir by Pierre Bost.  Cinematography by Bruno de Keyzer.  Produced by Bertrand Tavernier.  Music by Philippe Sarde.  Production Design by Patrice Mercier.  Costume Design by Yvonne…

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