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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The Bronte Sisters (1979)

ANDRE TECHINE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Les Soeurs Bronte France, 1979.  Action Films, Gaumont, France 3.  Scenario and dialogue by Pascal Bonitzer, Andre Techine, with the participation of Jean Gruault.  Cinematography by Bruno Nuytten.  Produced by Yves Gasser, Klaus Hellwig, Yves Peyrot.  Production Design by Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko.  Costume Design by Christian Gasc.  Film Editing by Claudine Merlin.   An exquisite period piece…

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Celine And Julie Go Boating (1974)

JACQUES RIVETTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Celine et Julie Vont En Bateau France, 1974.  Action Films, Les Films 7, Les Films Christian Fechner, Les Films du Losange, Renn Productions, Saga, Simar Productions, V.M. Productions.  Scenario by Juliet Berto, Dominique Labourier, Bulle Ogier, Marie-France Pisier, Jacques Rivette, dialogue by Eduardo de Gregorio, based in part on…

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Love On The Run (1979)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Original title:  L’Amour En Fuite France, 1979.  Les Films du Carrosse.  Scenario by Francois Truffaut, Marie-France Pisier, Jean Aurel, Suzanne Schiffman.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.  Produced by Francois Truffaut.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko.  Costume Design by Monique Dury.  Film Editing by Martine Barraqué.  Podcast:  My Criterions.   The final, and weakest, chapter in the…

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Parking (1985)

JACQUES DEMY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  France, 1985.  France 3 Cinema, Garance.  Screenplay by Jacques Demy.  Cinematography by Jean-Francois Robin.  Music by Michel Legrand.  Production Design by Patrice Mercier. Costume Design by Rosalie Varda.  Film Editing by Marie-Josee Audiard, Sabine Mamou. Jacques Demy pays charming tribute to Jean Cocteau’s Orpheus with this semi-remake of the 1950 classic. Francis Huster and his…

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The Phantom Of Liberty (1974)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Le Fantome De La Liberte Italy/France, 1974.  Greenwich Film Productions.  Screenplay by Luis Bunuel, Jean-Claude Carriere.  Cinematography by Edmond Richard.  Produced by Serge Silberman.  Production Design by Pierre Guffroy.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Guyot.  Film Editing by Helene Plemiannikov.  Luis Bunuel takes the touches of surrealism he used in The Discreet Charm of The…

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Time Regained (1999)

RAOUL RUIZ Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.   Original title:  Le temps retrouvé, d’après l’oeuvre de Marcel Proust France/Italy/Portugal, 1999.  Gemini Films, France 2 Cinéma, Les Films du Lendemain, Blu Cinematografica, Madragoa Filmes, Eurimages, Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Procirep.  Screenplay by Raoul Ruiz, Gilles Taurand, based on the novel by Marcel Proust.  Cinematography by Ricardo Aronovich.  Produced by Philippe Saal.  Music…

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