King Lear (1987)

JEAN-LUC GODARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB USA/Bahamas/France/Switzerland, 1987. The Cannon Group, Golan-Globus Productions. Screenplay by Richard Debuisne, Jean-Luc Godard, Norman Mailer, Peter Sellars. Cinematography by Sophie Maintigneux. Produced by Yoram Globus, Menahem Golan. Film Editing by Jean-Luc Godard. Toronto International Film Festival 1987. If you show up thinking that the likes of Jean-Luc…

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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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Facing The Ghosts (2009)

JEAN-LOUIS COMOLLI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: Face aux fantômes France, 2009. Cinematography by Michel Bort. Film Editing by Ginette Lavigne. This is a highly valuable documentary for anyone who has seen Alain Resnais’ groundbreaking short film Night and Fog.  Historian Sylvie Lindeperg wrote a lengthy, investigative tome analyzing not only Resnais’…

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Synonyms (2019)

NADAV LAPID Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: Synonymes France/Israel/Germany, 2019. SBS Films, Pie Films, Arte France Cinema, L’Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Institut Francais, ARTE, WDR / Arte, Filmforderungsanstalt, Komplizen Film. Screenplay by Nadav Lapid, Haim Lapid. Cinematography by Shai Goldman. Produced by Said…

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Stranded: I’ve Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains (2007)

GONZALO ARIJON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 France/Uruguay/Argentina/Spain/USA, 2007. ARTE, Alea Docs & Films, Ethan Productions, HD Argentina, ITVS – International Media Development Fund, La Realidad, Morocha Films, Sylicone, Uno Films. Screenplay by Gonzalo Arijon, Deborah Ford. Cinematography by Cesar Charlone. Produced by Hilary Sandison, Marc Silvera. Music by Florencia Di Concilio. Production Design…

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Voyager (1991)

VOLKER SCHLONDORFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Homo Faber France/Germany/Greece/United Kingdom, 1991.  Action Films, Bioskop Film, Stefi 2.  Screenplay by Rudy Wurlitzer, adaptation by James Ragan, based on the novel by Max Frisch.  Cinematography by Giorgos Arvanitis, Pierre Lhomme.   Produced by Eberhard Junkersdorf.  Music by Stanley Myers.   Production Design by Nicos Perakis. …

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The Ogre (1996)

VOLKER SCHLONDORFF Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: Der Unhold Germany/France/United Kingdom, 1996.  Canal+, France 2 Cinema, Heritage Films, Recorded Picture Company, Renn Productions, Studio Babelsberg, Universum Film, Westdeutscher Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carriere, Volker Schlondorff, based on the novel by Michel Tournier.  Cinematography by Bruno de Keyzer.   Produced by Gebhard Henke, Ingrid…

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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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In The Courtyard (2014)

PIERRE SALVADORI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Original Title: Dans La Cour France, 2014.  Les Films Pelléas, France 2 Cinema, Delta Cinéma, Tovo Films, Canal+, Cine+, France Televisions, Soficinéma 9, Cinémage 7, La Banque Postale Image 6, Cinémage 5 Développement, Procirep, Angoa-Agicoa, MEDIA Programme of the European Union.   Screenplay by Pierre Salvadori, David Léotard,…

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Summer Of 85 (2020)

FRANCOIS OZON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Original title: Été 85 France/Belgium, 2020.  Mandarin Films, FOZ, France 2 Cinema, Playtime Production, Scope Pictures, Radio Television Belge Francophone, Canal+, OCS, France Televisions, Région Normandie, Sacem, La Banque Postale Image 13, Indéfilms 8, Cofimage 31, Palatine Etoile 17, SG Image 2018, Centre National du Cinema et…

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Beau Pere (1981)

BERTRAND BLIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France, 1981.  Sara Films, France 2.   Screenplay by Bertrand Blier, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny.   Produced by Alain Sarde.   Music by Philippe Sarde.   Production Design by Theobald Meurisse.    Costume Design by Michele Cerf.  Film Editing by Claudine Merlin.   Boston Film Critics Awards 1981….

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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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