Le Grand Amour (1969)

PIERRE ETAIX Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB France, 1969. C.A.P.A.C., Les Productions de la Gueville, Madeleine Films. Screenplay by Pierre Étaix, Jean-Claude Carriere. Cinematography by Jean Boffety. Produced by Paul Claudon. Music by Claude Stieremans. Production Design by Daniel Louradour. Costume Design by Daniel Louradour. Film Editing by Henri Lanoe. Pierre Etaix makes his…

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War of The Buttons (1994)

JOHN ROBERTS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/France/Japan/USA, 1994.  Enigma Productions, Fujisankei Communication Group, Hugo Films, Les Productions de la Gueville, Warner Bros..  Screenplay by Colin Welland, based on the film La Guerre Des Boutons by Yves Robert and the novel by Louis Pergaud.  Cinematography by Bruno de Keyzer.  Produced by David Puttnam. …

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Himalaya (1999)

ERIC VALLI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Himalaya–L’Enfance D’Un Chef Alternate title:  Caravan France/United Kingdom/Switzerland/Nepal, 1999.  Galatée Films, France 2 Cinéma, Les Productions de la Guéville, Les Productions JMH, Antelope Films, National Studio Limited, Bac Films, Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, British Screen Productions, Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l’Europe, Télévision Suisse-Romande, La Fondation Gan…

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Frequent Death (1988)

ELISABETH RAPPENEAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Frequence Meurtre France, 1988.  Acteurs Auteurs Associés, C.A.P.A.C., Films A2, Les Productions de la Guéville, Slav 1, Soffia, Sofima, Soprofilms.  Screenplay by Jacques Audiard, Elisabeth Rappeneau, based on the novel When The Dark Man Calls by Stuart Kaminsky.  Cinematography by William Lubtchansky.  Produced by Daniele Delorme, Yves Robert.  Music by Philippe B. Gall.  Production…

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Winged Migration (2001)

JACQUES PERRIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Le Peuple Migrateur France/Italy/Germany/Spain/Switzerland, 2001.  Galatée Films, France 2 Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma, Les Productions de la Guéville, Bac Films, Canal+, Pandora Filmproduktion, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Les Productions JMH, Télévision Suisse-Romande, Wanda Visión S.A., Eyescreen S.r.l., Liliane Bettencourt au Nom de la Bettencourt Schuller, Crédit Agricole, Primagaz,…

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My Night At Maud’s (1969)

ERIC ROHMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Ma Nuit Chez Maud France, 1969.  FFD, Les Films de la Pleiade, Les Films des deux Mondes, Les Films du Carrosse, Les Films du Losange, Les Productions de la Gueville, Renn Productions, Simar Films, Societe Francaise de Production,  Two World Entertainment.  Screenplay by Eric Rohmer.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.  Produced by Pierre Cottrell,…

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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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Joyeux Noel

CHRISTIAN CARION Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Scottish, French and German soldiers on the front lines of World War I put aside their differences on Christmas Eve and enjoy a day of ceasefire, fraternizing after following the inspiration of an operatic aria sung by the beautiful Diane Kruger, who was visiting her lover that night. The…

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