The Seven Deadly Sins (1962)

PHILIPPE DE BROCA, CLAUDE CHABROL, JACQUES DEMY, SYLVAIN DHOMME, JEAN-LUC GODARD, EDOUARD MOLINARO, ROGER VADIM, MAX DOUY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. Original Title: Les sept péchés capitaux France/Italy, 1962.  Films Gibé, Franco London Films, Titanus.  Screenplay by Daniel Boulanger, Claude Chabrol, Jacques Demy, Jean-Luc Godard, Eugène Ionesco, Félicien Marceau, Claude Mauriac, Roger Peyrefitte,…

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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.   Bertrand Blier once again examines the effect of…

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Three Seats For The 26th (1988)

JACQUES DEMY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Trois Places Pour Le 26 France, 1988.  Renn Productions.  Screenplay by Jacques Demy.  Cinematography by Jean Penzer.  Produced by Claude Berri.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Rosalie Varda.  Film Editing by Sabine Mamou.   Jacques Demy’s last film is a pleasant tribute to his favourite genre of musicals.  Yves…

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Une Chambre En Ville (1982)

JACQUES DEMY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Italy/France, 1982.  Progefi, TF1 Films Production, Top n°1, Union Generale Cinematographique.  Screenplay by Jacques Demy.  Cinematography by Jean Penzer.  Produced by Christine Gouze-Renal.  Music by Michel Colombier.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Rosalie Varda.  Film Editing by Sabine Mamou.  Podcast:  My Criterions. Jacques Demy looks to recapture the glory days of Umbrellas of Cherbourg with…

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Lady Oscar (1979)

JACQUES DEMY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Japan, 1979.  Kitty Films, Shiseido, Nippon Television Network, Toho Company.  Screenplay, adaptation and dialogue by Jacques Demy, Patricia Louisianna Knop, based on the comic Versailles No Bara by Riyoko Ikeda.  Cinematography by Jean Penzer.  Produced by Mataichiro Yamamoto.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Bernard Evein.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Moreau.  Film Editing by Paul…

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My Best Friend’s Girl (1983)

BERTRAND BLIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  La Femme De Mon Pote France, 1983.  Sara Films, Renn Productions.  Screenplay by Bertrand Blier, Gerard Brach.  Cinematography by Jean Penzer.  Produced by Claude Berri, Alain Sarde.  Music by J.J. Cale.  Production Design by Theobald Meurisse.  Costume Design by Michele Cerf.  Film Editing by Claudine Merlin. Shallow but entertaining comedy about two best friends (Thierry…

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Anna’s Meetings (1978)

CHANTAL AKERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Les Rendez-Vous D’Anna France/Belgium/West Germany, 1978.  Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Hélène Films, Paradise Films, Unité Trois, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Chantal Akerman.  Cinematography by Jean Penzer.  Produced by Alain Dahan, Maya Faber-Jansen.  Production Design by Philippe Graff.  Film Editing by Francine Sandberg.   Exquisite work by Chantal Akerman…

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