The Worst Person In the World (2021)

JOACHIM TRIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Verdens verste menneske Norway/France/Sweden/Denmark/USA, 2021. Arte France Cinema, B-Reel Films, Film i Vast, MK2 Productions, Oslo Pictures, Snowglobe Films. Screenplay by Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt. Cinematography by Kasper Tuxen. Produced by Andrea Berentsen Ottmar, Thomas Robsahm. Music by Ola Flottum. Production Design by Roger Rosenberg….

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The Silent World (1956)

JACQUES-YVES COUSTEAU, LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 Original Title: Le monde du silence France/Italy, 1956. FSJYC Production, Requins Associés, Société Filmad, Titanus. Screenplay by Jacques-Yves Cousteau. Cinematography by Philippe Agostini, Louis Malle. Produced by Marcel Ichac. Music by Yves Baudrier. Film Editing by Georges Alépée. Louis Malle collaborated with oceanographer and famed…

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Zouzou (1934)

MARC ALLEGRET Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB France, 1934. Les Films H. Roussillon, Productions Arys. Screenplay by Carlo Rim, based on the novel by G. Abatino. Cinematography by Boris Kaufman, Michel Kelber, Jacques Mercanton, Louis Née. Produced by Arys Nissotti. Music by Roger Bernstein, Georges Koger, Louis Wins. Production Design by Lazare Meerson, Alexandre…

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The Depths (1963)

NIKOS PAPATAKIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: Les Abysses France, 1963. Lenox Films. Screenplay by Jean Vauthier. Cinematography by Jean-Michel Boussaguet. Produced by Nikos Papatakis. Music by Pierre Barbaud. Film Editing by Edwige Bernard, Denise de Casabianca, Pascale Laverrière. Politically controversial director Nico Papatakis made his feature debut with this provocative look…

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Siren of the Tropics (1927)

HENRI ETIEVANT, MARIO NALPAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: La sirène des tropiques France, 1927. La Centrale Cinématographique. Screenplay by Maurice Dekobra. Cinematography by Paul Cotteret, Albert Duverger, Maurice Hennebains. Produced by Louis Aubert. Music by Scott Paulson. Production Design by Eugène Carré, Pierre Schild Josephine Baker gives a terrific performance in…

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La Revue Des Revues (1927)

JOE FRANCIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB Alternate title:  Parisian Pleasures France, 1927. Screenplay by Joe Francis, Clément Vautel. Cinematography by Jimmy Berliet, Maurice Guillemin. Produced by Alex Nalpas. Music by Taranta-Babu. Production Design by Marcel Magniez. Hélène Hallier plays a clothing factory employee who is fired by her intolerant boss and decides to try…

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Je T’Aime Moi Non Plus (1976)

SERGE GAINSBOURG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Alternate Title: I Love You, I Don’t France, 1976. Président Films, Renn Productions. Screenplay by Serge Gainsbourg. Cinematography by Willy Kurant. Produced by Jacques-Eric Strauss. Music by Serge Gainsbourg. Production Design by Theobald Meurisse. Costume Design by Jeannette Descamps. Film Editing by Kenout Peltier. Serge Gainsbourg directs…

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Annette (2021)

LEOS CARAX Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB France/Mexico/USA/Switzerland/Belgium/Japan/Germany, 2021. CG Cinéma, ARTE, Arte France Cinema, BE TV, Barnstormer Productions, Canal+, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Cinéaxe, Cinémage 14, Cofinova 16, Detailfilm, Eurimages, Euro Space, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Filmforderungsanstalt, Garidi Films, Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste, Indéfilms 8, Japanese Agency for…

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The Stranger (1991)

SATYAJIT RAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Agantuk India/France, 1991. National Film Development Corporation, Canal+, DD Productions, Erato Films. Screenplay by Satyajit Ray, based on his story. Cinematography by Barun Raha. Produced by Gerard Depardieu, Satyajit Ray, Daniel Toscan du Plantier. Music by Satyajit Ray. Production Design by Ashoke Bose. Costume Design…

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The Cigarette (1919)

GERMAINE DULAC Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: La Cigarette France, 1919. Le Film d’Art. Screenplay by Jacques de Baroncelli. Cinematography by Louis Chaix. Costume Design by Jeanne Margaine-Lacroix. This elegant, intelligent film is the earliest extant work by Germaine Dulac, whose four previous features are lost to time. Elderly archaeologist Gabriel Signoret…

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The Erl King (1931)

MARIE-LOUISE IRIBE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Le Roi Des Aulnes France, 1931. Screenplay by Peter Paul Brauer, Marie-Louise Iribe, Pierre Lestringuez, based on the novel by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Cinematography by Robert Batton, Émile Pierre. Produced by Edmond Épardaud. Music by Max d’Ollone. Production Design by Paul Iribe. Costume Design…

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Night of the Kings (2020)

PHILIPPE LACOTE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: La Nuit Des Rois France/Ivory Coast/Canada/Senegal, 2020. Banshee Films, Peripheria Productions, Wassakara Productions, Yennenga Productions. Screenplay by Philippe Lacôte. Cinematography by Tobie Marier-Robitaille. Produced by Delphine Jaquet, Ernest Konan, Yanick Létourneau. Music by Olivier Alary. Production Design by Samuel Teisseire. Costume Design by Hanna Sjödin….

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