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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Mr. Klein (1976)

JOSEPH LOSEY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  France/Italy, 1976.  Lira Films, Adel Productions, Nova Films, Mondial Televisione Film.  Screenplay by Franco Solinas, collaboration with Fernando Morandi.  Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.  Produced by Alain Delon.  Music by Egisto Macchi, Pierre Porte.  Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Costume Design by Colette Baudot, Annalisa Nasalli-Rocca.  Film Editing…

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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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Judex (1963)

GEORGES FRANJU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  France/Italy, 1963.  Comptoir Français du Film Production, Filmes Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Jacques Champreux, Francis Lacassin, based on the 1916 screenplay by Arthur Bernede, Louis Feuillade.  Cinematography by Marcel Fradetal.  Produced by Robert de Nesle.  Music by Maurice Jarre.  Production Design by Robert Giordani.  Costume Design by Christiane Courcelles.  Film Editing by Gilbert Natot.  Podcast:  My Criterions. This…

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Seventh Heaven (1997)

BENOIT JACQUOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Le Septieme Ciel France, 1997.  Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Cinéa, Dacia Films, La Sept Cinema.  Screenplay by Benoit Jacquot, Jerome Beaujour.  Cinematography by Romain Winding.  Produced by Georges Benayoun, Philippe Carcassonne.  Production Design by Arnaud de Moleron.  Costume Design by Caroline de Vivaise.  Film Editing by Pascale Chavance.   A happily…

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The Nun (1966)

JACQUES RIVETTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  La Religieuse France, 1966.  Rome Paris Films, Societe Nouvelle de Cinematographie.  Screenplay by Jean Gruault, Jacques Rivette, based on the novel by Denis Diderot.  Cinematography by Alain Levent.  Produced by Georges de Beauregard.  Music by Jean-Claude Eloy.  Production Design by Jean-Jacques Fabre, Guy Littaye.  Costume Design by Gitt Magrini.  Film Editing by Denise de Casabianca.   Anna…

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