DNA (2020)

MAIWENN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: ADN France/Algeria, 2020. Why Not Productions, Arte France Cinema. Screenplay by Mathieu Demy, Maïwenn. Cinematography by Sylvestre Dedise. Produced by Pascal Caucheteux, Olivier Pere. Music by Stephen Warbeck. Film Editing by Laure Gardette. Maiwenn‘s fifth directorial effort sees her dipping into aspects of her own real…

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Little Women (2019)

GRETA GERWIG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.    USA, 2019.  Columbia Pictures, Instinctual VFX, New Regency Pictures, Pascal Pictures, Regency Enterprises, Sony Pictures Entertainment.  Screenplay by Greta Gerwig, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott.  Cinematography by Yorick Le Saux.  Produced by Denise Di Novi, Amy Pascal, Robin Swicord.  Music by Alexandre Desplat. …

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From The Land of the Moon (2016)

NICOLE GARCIA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  Original title:  Mal de Pierres France/Belgium/Canada, 2016.  Les Productions du Trésor, StudioCanal, France 3 Cinema, Pauline’s Angel, My Unity Production, Lunanime, Canal+, Cine@, France Televisions, Cofinova 12, La Banque Postale Image 9, Indéfilms 4, Région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Federal de Belgique, Meñakoz Films.  Screenplay,…

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At Eternity’s Gate (2018)

JULIAN SCHNABEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Switzerland/United Kingdom/France/USA, 2018.  Iconoclast, Riverstone Pictures, SPK Pictures.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carrière, Louise Kugelberg, Julian Schnabel.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by Jon Kilik.  Music by Tatiana Lisovkaia.  Production Design by Stéphane Cressend.  Costume Design by Cecile Vatelot.  Film Editing by Louise Kugelberg, Julian Schnabel.  It seems incredible after almost forty films have already been…

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Frontier of Dawn (2008)

PHILIPPE GARREL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   Original title:  La Frontiere de l’Aube France, 2008.  Cofinova 4, Rectangle Productions, StudioUrania.  Screenplay by Philippe Garrel, Marc Cholodenko, Arlette Langmann.  Cinematography by William Lubtchansky.  Produced by Edouard Weil.  Music by Jean-Claude Vannier.  Production Design by Sophie Quiedeville.  Costume Design by Justine Pearce.  Film Editing by Yann Dedet.  Cannes Film Festival 2008. Louis Garrel plays a photographer who…

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Godard Mon Amour (2017)

MICHEL HAZANAVICIUS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Le Redoutable  France/Myanmar, 2017.  Les Compagnons du Cinéma, La Classe Américaine, France 3 Cinema, StudioCanal, Forever Group, Canal+, Cine+, France Televisions, Region Ile-de-France.  Screenplay by Michel Hazanavicius, based on the autobiography Un An Apres by Anne Wiazemsky.  Cinematography by Guillaume Schiffman.  Produced by Florence Gastaud, Michel Hazanavicius, Riad Sattouf.  Production Design by Christian…

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Mon Roi (2015)

MAIWENN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France, 2015.  Les Productions du Trésor, StudioCanal, France 2 Cinema, Les Films de Batna, Arches Films, 120 Films, Canal+, Cine+, France Televisions, Cofinova 10, La Banque Postale Image 8, Cinémage 9, Palatine Étoile 12, Region Ile-de-France.  Screenplay by Etienne Comar, Maiwenn.  Cinematography by Claire Mathon.  Produced by Alain Attal.  Music by Stephen Warbeck.  Production…

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Saint Laurent (2014)

BERTRAND BONELLO Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France/Belgium, 2014.  Mandarin Films, EuropaCorp, Orange Studio, Arte France Cinéma, Canal+, Ciné+, Arte France, SofiTVCiné, La Banque Postale Image 7, Films Distribution, Région Ile-de-France, Procirep, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Scope Pictures.  Screenplay by Bertrand Bonello, Thomas Bidegain.  Cinematography by Josee Deshaies.  Produced by Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer, Christophe Lambert.  Music by Bertrand…

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In Paris (Dans Paris) (2006)

CHRISTOPHE HONORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France/Portugal, 2006.  Gemini Films, Clap Filmes, Centre National de la Cinématographie, CinéCinéma, Canal+, Cofinova 2.  Screenplay by Christophe Honore.  Cinematography by Jean-Louis Vialard.  Produced by Paulo Branco.  Music by Alex Beaupain.  Production Design by Samuel Deshors.  Costume Design by Pierre Canitrot.  Film Editing by Chantal Hymans. It’s a glamorous life when you are Louis Garrel, your brother…

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My Mother (2004)

CHRISTOPHE HONORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5 Original title:  Ma Mere France/Portugal/Austria/Spain, 2004.  Gemini Films, Amour Fou Filmproduktion, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Arte France Cinéma, Audiovisual Consulting, Canal+, Filmfonds Wien, Les Films du Camélia, Les Films du Lendemain, S2 International, Österreichischer Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Christophe Honore, based on the novel by Georges Bataille.  Cinematography by Helene Louvart.  Produced by Paulo…

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Love Songs (2007)

CHRISTOPHE HONORE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Les Chansons D’Amour France, 2007.  Alma Films, Flach Film, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Canal+, CinéCinéma, Coficup, Backup Media, Cofinova 3, Cofinova 4.  Screenplay by Christophe Honore.  Cinematography by Remy Chevrin.  Produced by Paulo Branco.  Music by Alex Beaupain.  Production Design by Samuel Deshors.  Costume Design by Pierre Canitrot.  Film Editing by Chantal Hymans.  Cannes Film Festival…

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Regular Lovers (2005)

PHILIPPE GARREL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   0.   Original title:  Les Amants Reguliers France, 2005.  Maïa Films, Arte France Cinema, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Centre National De La Cinematographie.  Scenario and dialogue by Philippe Garrel, scenario collaborators Arlette Langmann, Marc Cholodenko.  Cinematography by William Lubtchansky.  Produced by Gilles Sandoz.  Music by Jean-Claude Vannier.  Production Design by Nikos Meletopoulos, Mathieu Menut.  Costume Design by…

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