Nathalie Granger (1972)

MARGUERITE DURAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  France, 1972.  Moullet et Cie.  Screenplay by Marguerite Duras.  Cinematography by Ghislain Cloquet.  Film Editing by Nicole Lubtchansky. Marguerite Duras loved to challenge an audience, rarely doing so more formidably than with this highly experimental voyage into pure art cinema.  Jeanne Moreau and Lucia Bosé live in…

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The Man Who Laughs (2012)

JEAN-PIERRE AMERIS Bil’s rating (out of 5): B.5.  Original title:  L’homme qui rit France/Czech Republic, 2012.  Incognita Films, EuropaCorp, France 3 Cinema, France 2 Cinema, Okko Productions, DD Productions, Hérodiade, France Télévision, Canal+, Cine@, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Procirep.  Screenplay by Jean-Pierre Améris, Guillaume Laurant, based on the novel by Victor Hugo.  Cinematography by Gerard Simon.  Produced by Thomas…

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Let The Sunshine In (2017)

CLAIRE DENIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   Original title:  Un beau soleil intérieur France/Belgium, 2017.  Curiosa Films, FD Production, Ad Vitam Production, Versus Production, Centre National de la Cinématographie, OCS, La Banque Postale Image 10, Arte/Cofinova 11, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral de Belgique, Cinémage 10.  Screenplay by Christine Angot, Claire Denis, based on the book…

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Valley Of Love (2015)

GUILLAUME NICLOUX Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France/Belgium, 2015.  Les Films du Worso, LGM Productions, Scope Pictures, France 3 Cinema, DD Productions, Cinéfeel Prod, Cinémage 9, Soficinéma 11, Cofinova 11, Palatine Étoile 12, Canal+, France Televisions, Le Pacte, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Federal de Belgique, SCOPE Invest, NU Films.  Screenplay by Guillaume…

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Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978)

BERTRAND BLIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Preparez vos Mouchoirs France/Belgium, 1978.  Belga Films, C.A.P.A.C., Les Films Ariane, SODEP.  Screenplay by Bertrand Blier.  Cinematography by Jean Penzer.  Produced by Paul Claudon, Georges Dancigers, Alexandre Mnouchkine.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Eric Moulard.  Costume Design by Michele Cerf.  Film Editing by Claudine Merlin.  Academy Awards 1978.  Golden Globe Awards 1978.  New York Film Critics…

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1900 (1976)

BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Novecento Italy/France/West Germany, 1976.  Produzioni Europee Associate, Les Productions Artistes Associés, Artemis Film.  Screenplay by Franco Arcalli, Giuseppe Bertolucci, Bernardo Bertolucci.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi.  Music by Ennio Morricone.  Production Design by Maria Paola Maino, Gianni Quaranta.  Costume Design by Gitt Magrini.  Film Editing by Franco Arcalli. Robert De Niro and Gerard…

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Deux (1989)

CLAUDE ZIDI Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  France, 1989.  DD Productions, Films 7, Orly Films, Sédif Productions, TF1 Films Production.  Story by Claude Zidi, Screenplay by Claude Zidi, Catherine Rihoit, Charles Trieschmann. Cinematography by Jean-Jacques Tarbes.  Produced by Gerard Depardieu, Madeleine Morgenstern, Danielle Vannier, Claude Zidi.  Music by Jean-Claude Petit.  Production Design by Michel de Broin.  Costume Design by Hortense Guillemard.  Film Editing by…

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Last Holiday (2006)

WAYNE WANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 2006.  Last Holiday Productions, Paramount Pictures, ImageMovers, Laurence Mark Productions, The Paperback Company Films, Stillking Films.  Screenplay by Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman, based on a screenplay by J.B. Priestley.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Simpson.  Produced by Laurence Mark, Jack Rapke.  Music by George Fenton.  Production Design by William Arnold.  Costume Design by Daniel Orlandi.  Film Editing by…

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The Man In The Iron Mask (1998)

RANDALL WALLACE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 1998.  United Artists.  Screenplay by Randall Wallace, based on the books Vingt Ans Apres and Le Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas pere. Cinematography by Peter Suschitzky.  Produced by Russell Smith, Randall Wallace.  Music by Nick Glennie-Smith.  Production Design by Anthony Pratt.  Costume Design by James Acheson.  Film Editing by William Hoy.   Leonardo DiCaprio‘s first film…

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The Closet (2001)

FRANCIS VEBER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Le Placard France, 2001.  Gaumont, EFVE, TF1 Films Production, Canal+.  Screenplay and dialogue by Francis Veber.  Cinematography by Luciano Tovoli.  Produced by Patrice Ledoux.  Music by Vladimir Cosma.  Production Design by Hugues Tissandier.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Bouchard.  Film Editing by Georges Klotz. Francis Veber has the ability to make comedies whose feeling is light but whose…

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Mon Oncle D’Amerique (1980)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  France, 1980.  F Comme Film, StudioCanal, France 2 Cinema, Alamode Film, Christmas In July, Canal+, Cine@, France Televisions, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Ministere de la Culture et de la Communication, Filmforderungsanstalt, Region Ile-de-France, Cinémage 5, Soficinéma 8.  Screenplay by Jean Gruault, based on the writings of Henri Laborit.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny.  Produced…

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Camille Claudel (1988)

BRUNO NUYTTEN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France, 1988.  Les Films Christian Fechner, Lilith Films I.A., Gaumont, France 2, Films A2, DD Productions, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Sofica Créations, Sofimage, Soficas Investimages, Images Investissements, Soffia.  Scenario and dialogue by Bruno Nuytten, Marilyn Goldin, collaborator on dialogue Misa Terami,…

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