A Slightly Pregnant Man (1973)

JACQUES DEMY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. Original Title: L’événement le plus important depuis que l’homme a marché sur la Lune France/Italy, 1973.  Lira Films, Roas Produzioni.  Screenplay by Jacques Demy.  Cinematography by Andreas Winding.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Gitt Magrini.  Film Editing by Anne-Marie Cotret….

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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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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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The Wild Child (1970)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  L’Enfant Sauvage France, 1970.  Les Artistes Associes, Les Films du Carrosse, Les Productions Artistes Associes.  Scenario, adaptation and dialogue by Jean Gruault, Francois Truffaut, based on the memoir and report Victor de l’Aveyron by Jean Itard.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.  Music by Antoine Duhamel.  Production Design by Jean Mandaroux.  Costume Design by…

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Two English Girls (1971)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5. Original title:  Les Deux Anglaises Et Le Continent France, 1971.  Les Films du Carrosse, Cinétel.  Screenplay by Francois Truffaut, Jean Gruault, based on the novel Deux Anglaises et le Continent by Henri-Pierre Roche.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.  Produced by Marcel Berbert.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Michel de Broin.  Costume Design by Gitt Magrini.  Film Editing…

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Two Or Three Things I Know About Her (1967)

JEAN-LUC GODARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  2 Ou 3 Choses Que Je Sais D’Elle France, 1967.  Argos Films, Anouchka Films, Les Films du Carrosse, Parc Film.  Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard.  Cinematography by Raoul Coutard.  Produced by Anatole Dauman, Raoul Levy.  Costume Design by Gitt Magrini.  Film Editing by Francoise Collin, Chantal Delattre. Jean-Luc Godard’s listless nouvelle vague film is a…

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La Chinoise (1967)

JEAN-LUC GODARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France, 1967.  Anouchka Films, Les Productions de la Gueville, Athos Films, Parc Film, Simar Films.  Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard.  Cinematography by Raoul Coutard.  Costume Design by Gitt Magrini.  Film Editing by Delphine Desfons, Agnes Guillemot. Jean-Luc Godard devotes an entire film to his Maoist sympathies, filming a group of actors ruminating on the…

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The Fire Within (1963)

LOUIS MALLE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Le Feu Follet France, 1963.  Nouvelles Editions de Films.  Adaptation by Louis Malle, based on the novel by Pierre Drieu La Rochelle. Cinematography by Ghislain Cloquet.  Music by Erik Satie.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Gitt Magrini.  Film Editing by Suzanne Baron. Louis Malle goes deep into the soul…

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Donkey Skin (1970)

JACQUES DEMY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Peau D’Ane Alternate title:  Once Upon A Time France, 1970.  Marianne Productions, Parc Film.  Screenplay by Jacques Demy, based on the fairy tale by Charles Perreault.  Cinematography by Ghislain Cloquet.  Produced by Mag Bodard.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Jacques Dugied.  Costume Design by Gitt Magrini.  Film Editing by Anne-Marie Cotret.  Podcast:  My Criterions….

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Last Tango In Paris (1972)

BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Ultimo Tango A Parigi France/Italy, 1972.  Les Productions Artistes Associés, Produzioni Europee Associate.  Story by Bernardo Bertolucci, Screenplay by Bernardo Bertolucci, Franco Arcalli, French dialogue by Agnes Varda, dialogue collaboration Jean-Louis Trintignant.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Alberto Grimaldi.  Music by Gato Barbieri.  Production Design by Philippe Turlure.  Costume Design by Gitt Magrini.  Film…

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The Conformist (1970)

BERNARDO BERTOLUCCI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Il Conformista Italy/France/West Germany, 1970.  Mars Film, Marianne Productions, Maran Film.  Screenplay by Bernardo Bertolucci, based on the novel by Alberto Moravia.  Cinematography by Vittorio Storaro.  Produced by Maurizio Lodi-Fe.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Ferdinando Scarfiotti.  Costume Design by Gitt Magrini.  Film Editing by Franco Arcalli.   Jean-Louis Trintignant is excellent as a follower…

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Red Desert (1964)

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Il Deserto Rosso Italy/France, 1964.  Film Duemila, Federiz, Francoriz Production.  Screenplay by Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra.  Cinematography by Carlo Di Palma.  Produced by Tonino Cervi, Angelo Rizzoli.  Music by Giovanni Fusco, Vittorio Gelmetti.  Production Design by Piero Poletto.  Costume Design by Gitt Magrini.  Film Editing by Eraldo Da Roma.   More art house brilliance from Michelangelo…

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