The Young Girls Turns 25 (1993)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.   Original title:  Les Demoiselles Ont Eu 25 ans France, 1993.  Ciné Tamaris.  Screenplay by Agnes Varda.  Cinematography by Alexandre Auffort, Stephane Krausz, Patrick Mounoud, Georges Strouve, Agnes Varda.  Music by Michel Legrand, Jacques Loussier. It’s astounding how much love and affection Agnes Varda packs into 64 very short minutes. On the occasion…

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The Soft Skin (1964)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Original title:  La Peau Douce France/Portugal, 1964.  Les Films du Carrosse, Societé d’Exploitation et de Distribution de Films, Simar Films.  Screenplay by Francois Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard.  Cinematography by Raoul Coutard.  Produced by Antonio da Cunha Telles.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Costume Design by Renee Rouzot.  Film Editing by Claudine Bouche.   Nationally famous, intellectual writer Pierre Lachenay…

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The Young Girls Of Rochefort (1967)

JACQUES DEMY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Les Demoiselles De Rochefort France, 1967.  Madeleine Films, Parc Film.  Screenplay by Jacques Demy.  Cinematography by Ghislain Cloquet.  Produced by Gilbert de Goldschmidt.  Music by Michel Legrand. Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Marie-Claude Fouquet, Jacqueline Moreau.  Film Editing by Jean Hamon.  The Criterion Collection.   Jacques Demy follows the success of The Umbrellas of…

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That Man From Rio (1964)

PHILIPPE DE BROCA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  L’Homme De Rio Italy/France, 1964.  Les Films Ariane, Les Productions Artistes Associés, Dear Film Produzione.  Screenplay by Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Ariane Mnouchkine, Daniel Boulanger, Philippe de Broca, dialogue by Daniel Boulanger.  Cinematography by Edmond Sechan.  Produced by Georges Dancigers, Alexandre Mnouchkine.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Mauro Monteiro.  Film Editing by Francoise Javet Jean-Paul…

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Cul-De-Sac (1966)

ROMAN POLANSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1966.  Compton Films, Tekli British Productions.  Screenplay by Gerard Brach, Roman Polanski.  Cinematography by Gilbert Taylor.  Produced by Gene Gutowski, Michael Klinger, Tony Tenser.  Music by Krzysztof Komeda.  Production Design by Voytek.  Costume Design by Bridget Sellers.  Film Editing by Alastair McIntyre. Early effort by Roman Polanski perfectly illustrates his superior talent for…

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