Beau Pere (1981)

BERTRAND BLIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France, 1981.  Sara Films, France 2.   Screenplay by Bertrand Blier, based on his novel.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny.   Produced by Alain Sarde.   Music by Philippe Sarde.   Production Design by Theobald Meurisse.    Costume Design by Michele Cerf.  Film Editing by Claudine Merlin.   Boston Film Critics Awards 1981….

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Une Femme Mariee (1964)

JEAN-LUC GODARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  Une Femme Mariee: Suite de Fragments D’Un France, 1964.  Anouchka Films, Orsay Films.  Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard.  Cinematography by Raoul Coutard.  Production Design by Henri Nogaret.  Costume Design by Laurence Clairval.  Film Editing by Andree Choty, Francoise Collin, Agnes Guillemot, Gerard Pollicand.   More pensive investigation of the human condition in an increasingly commodified post-war…

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Meeting Venus (1991)

ISTVAN SZABO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. United Kingdom/Japan/USA, 1991.  Warner Bros., Fujisankei Communications International, British Sky Broadcasting, County Natwest Ventures, Enigma Productions, Bountiful Film Partners.  Screenplay by Istvan Szabo, Michael Hirst.  Cinematography by Lajos Koltai.  Produced by David Puttnam.  Production Design by Attila Kovacs.  Costume Design by Catherine Leterrier.  Film Editing by Jim Clark.   A Hun garian music conductor (Niels Arestrup) finally…

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Vagabond (1985)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.   Original title:  Sans Toit Ni Loi France, 1985.  Ciné Tamaris, Films A2, Ministere de la Culture.  Screenplay by Agnes Varda.  Cinematography by Patrick Blossier.  Produced by Oury Milshtein.  Music by Joanna Bruzdowicz.  Film Editing by Patricia Mazuy, Agnes Varda.  New York Film Critics Awards 1986. Agnes Varda makes a stunning portrait of recklessness with…

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Chinese Roulette (1976)

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5 Original title:  Chinesisches Roulette West Germany/France, 1976.  Albatros Filmproduktion, Les Films du Losange.  Screenplay by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.  Cinematography by Michael Ballhaus.  Produced by Michael Fengler, Barbet Schroeder.  Music by Peer Raben. Production Design by Helga Ballhaus, Péter Müller, Kurt Raab.  Film Editing by Ila von Hasperg.  Toronto International Film Festival 1976.   A little girl…

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A Soldier’s Daughter Never Cries (1998)

JAMES IVORY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  France/United Kingdom/USA, 1998.   Capitol Films, Merchant Ivory Productions, British Screen Productions.   Screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, James Ivory, based on the novel by Kaylie Jones.   Cinematography by Jean-Marc Fabre.   Produced by Ismail Merchant.   Music by Richard Robbins.   Production Design by Pat Garner, Jacques Bufnoir.   Costume Design by Carol…

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Belle De Jour (1967)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  France/Italy, 1967.  Robert et Raymond Hakim, Paris Film Productions, Five Film.  Adaptation and dialogue by Luis Bunuel, Jean-Claude Carriere, based on the novel by Joseph Kessel.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny.  Produced by Raymond Hakim, Robert Hakim.  Production Design by Robert Clavel.  Costume Design by Helen Nourry.  Film Editing by Louisette Hautecoeur. Catherine Deneuve plays an…

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