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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Les Hautes Solitudes (1974)

PHILIPPE GARREL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB.   France, 1974.    Screenplay by Philippe Garrel.  Cinematography by Philippe Garrel.  Produced by Philippe Garrel.  Film Editing by Philippe Garrel. Eighty minutes of Jean Seberg‘s face in silence doesn’t sound like the most exciting proposition, in fact it really doesn’t even feel like a film, but anyone with an interest in…

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Vanina Vanini (1961)

ROBERTO ROSSELLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5. Italy/France, 1961.  Zebra Films, Orsay Films.  Adaptation by Franco Solinas, Antonello Trombadori, Screenplay by Roberto Rossellini, Diego Fabbri, based on the short story Chronique Italienne by Stendhal.  Cinematography by Luciano Trasatti.  Produced by Moris Ergas.  Music by Renzo Rossellini.  Production Design by Luigi Scaccianoce.  Costume Design by Riccardo Domenici, Danilo Donati.  Film Editing by Daniele Alabiso, Mario Serandrei. The…

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Medea (1969)

PIER PAOLO PASOLINI Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Italy/France/West Germany, 1969.  San Marco, Les Films Number One, Janus Film und Fernsehen.  Screenplay by Pier Paolo Pasolini, based on the play by Euripides.  Cinematography by Ennio Guarnieri.  Produced by Franco Rossellini.  Music by Elsa Morante.  Production Design by Dante Ferretti.  Costume Design by Piero Tosi.  Film Editing by Nino Baragli.   Pier Paolo Pasolini’s last film…

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Kapo (1960)

GILLO PONTECORVO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Italy/France/Yugoslavia, 1960.  Cineriz, Vides Cinematografica, Zebra Films, Francinex, Lovcen Film.  Screenplay by Gillo Pontecorvo, Franco Solinas.  Cinematography by Aleksandar Sekulovic.  Produced by Franco Cristaldi, Moris Ergas.  Music by Carlo Rustichelli.  Production Design by Aleksandar Milovic.  Costume Design by Clara Poggi.  Film Editing by Roberto Cinquini, Anhela Michelli.   Before making his masterful Battle of Algiers, Gillo…

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The Milky Way (1969)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Original title:  La Voie Lactee West Germany/Italy, 1969.  Greenwich Film Productions, Fraia Film.  Screenplay by Luis Bunuel, Jean-Claude Carriere.  Cinematography by Christian Matras.  Produced by Serge Silberman.  Music by Luis Bunuel.  Production Design by Pierre Guffroy.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Guyot.  Film Editing by Louisette Hautecoeur. Two modern-day pilgrims (actually beggars) make the journey from France to Spain’s…

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