Anatomy Of Hell (2004)

CATHERINE BREILLAT Bil’s rating (out of 5): B Original Title: Anatomie de l’enfer France/Portugal, 2004.  Flach Film, CB Films, Canal+, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Animatógrafo II.   Screenplay by Catherine Breillat, based on her novel Pornocratie.   Cinematography by Giorgos Arvanitis, Guillaume Schiffman.  Produced by Jean-François Lepetit.   Music by Mathias Bernard.   Production Design…

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Jane Eyre (1996)

FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France/Italy/United Kingdom/USA, 1996.  Cineritino S.r.L., Flach Film, Mediaset, Miramax, RCS Editori S.p.A., Rochester.  Screenplay by Hugh Whitemore, Franco Zeffirelli, based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte.  Cinematography by David Watkin.  Produced by Dyson Lovell.  Music by Claudio Capponi, Alessio Vlad.  Production Design by Roger Hall.  Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.  Film Editing by Richard Marden.   Strongly acted…

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Leolo (1992)

JEAN-CLAUDE LAUZON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB. France/Canada, 1992.  Alliance Films Corporation, Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Flach Film, La Ministre de la Culture et de la Communication, La Societe de Radio-Television Quebec, Les Productions du Verseau, National Film Board of Canada, Procirep, Super Écran, Téléfilm Canada.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Lauzon.  Cinematography by Guy Dufaux.  Produced by Aimee…

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Love Songs (2007)

CHRISTOPHE HONORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Les Chansons D’Amour France, 2007.  Alma Films, Flach Film, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Canal+, CinéCinéma, Coficup, Backup Media, Cofinova 3, Cofinova 4.  Screenplay by Christophe Honore.  Cinematography by Remy Chevrin.  Produced by Paulo Branco.  Music by Alex Beaupain.  Production Design by Samuel Deshors.  Costume Design by Pierre Canitrot.  Film Editing by Chantal Hymans.  Cannes Film Festival…

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Pasolini: An Italian Crime

BBB.5 (out of 5) Original title:  Pasolini: Un Delitto Italiano Celebrated Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini (Salo, Accattone) had his prolific life ended abruptly when he was found bludgeoned to death in his car near a local beach outside of Rome. The story that has survived to this day is that he picked up a prostitute…

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Death And The Maiden (1994)

ROMAN POLANSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA/France, 1994.  Fine Line Features, Capitol Films, Channel Four Films, Flach Film, Canal+, Les Films de l’Astre, TF1 Films Production.  Screenplay by Rafael Yglesias, Roman Polanski, based on the play by Ariel Dorfman.  Cinematography by Tonino Delli Colli.  Produced by Josh Kramer, Thom Mount.  Music by Wojciech Kilar.  Production Design by Pierre Guffroy.  Costume…

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The Last Mistress (2007)

CATHERINE BREILLAT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Une Vielle Maitresse France/Italy, 2007.  Flach Film, CB Films, France 3 Cinéma, StudioCanal, Buskin Film, Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, TPS Star, Région Ile-de-France.  Screenplay by Catherine Breillat, based on the novel by Jules-Amedee Barbey d’Aurevilly.  Cinematography by Giorgos Arvanitis.  Produced by Jean-François Lepetit.  Production Design by François-Renaud Labarthe.  Costume Design…

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Sex Is Comedy (2002)

CATHERINE BREILLAT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France/Portugal, 2002.  Arte France Cinema, CB Films, Canal+, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Flach Film, France Télévision Images 2, Studio Images.  Screenplay by Catherine Breillat.  Cinematography by Laurent Machuel.  Produced by Jean-François Lepetit.  Production Design by Frederique Belvaux.  Costume Design by Valerie Guegan.  Film Editing by Pascal Chavance.  Toronto International Film Festival 2002.   Provocative filmmaker Catherine Breillat…

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Fat Girl (2001)

CATHERINE BREILLAT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  A Ma Soeur! France/Italy, 2001.  Arte France Cinema, CB Films, Canal+, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Flach Film, Immagine e Cinema, Urania Pictures S.r.l..  Screenplay by Catherine Breillat.  Cinematography by Giorgos Arvanitis.  Produced by Jean-François Lepetit.  Production Design by François-Renaud Labarthe.  Costume Design by Ann Dunsford, Catherine Meillan.  Film Editing by Pascale Chavance.  Online…

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Romance (1999)

CATHERINE BREILLAT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  France, 1999.  Flach Film, CB Films, Arte France Cinéma, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Procirep, Canal+.  Screenplay by Catherine Breillat. Cinematography by Giorgos Arvanitis.  Produced by Jean-François Lepetit.  Music by Raphael Tidas, DJ Valentin.  Production Design by Frederique Belvaux.  Costume Design by Ann Dunsford.  Film Editing by Agnes Guillemot.  Toronto International Film Festival 1999.   Ridiculous French…

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Under The Sun of Satan

BBB (out of 5) Original title:  Sous Le Soleil De Satan Deeply probing meditation on the nature of personal morality that is definitely not for all tastes, but offers some rewards to the devoted viewer all the same.  Gerard Depardieu plays a spiritually anguished priest who believes that God no longer prevails over the people of…

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