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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The Girl On The Train (2009)

ANDRE TECHINE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. Original Title: La fille du RER France, 2009.  Union Generale Cinematographique, SBS Films, France 2 Cinema, Soficinéma 5, Sofica UGC 1, Canal+, TPS Star, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee.  Screenplay by André Téchiné, Odile Barski, Jean-Marie Besset, based on the play by Jean-Marie Besset. …

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Tomboy (2011)

CELINE SCIAMMA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. France, 2011.  Hold Up Films, Arte France Cinema, Lilies Films, Canal+, ARTE, La Région Île-de-France, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Arte / Cofinova 6, Playtime.  Screenplay by Céline Sciamma.  Cinematography by Crystel Fournier.  Produced by Bénédicte Couvreur.  Music by Jean-Baptiste de Laubier, Jerôme Echenoz. …

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The World of Jacques Demy (1995)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.   Original title:  L’univers de Jacques Demy France/Belgium/Spain, 1995.  Canal+ Espana, Canal+, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Ciné Tamaris, DocStar, Institut National de L’Audiovisuel, La Sept-Arte, Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres et du Developpement International, Sofica Valor 2.  Screenplay by Agnes Varda.  Cinematography by Stephane Krausz, Peter Pilafian Georges Strouve.  Music by Michel Colombier, Michel…

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One Sings, The Other Doesn’t (1977)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Original title:  L’une chante, l’autre pas Venezuela/France/Belgium, 1977.  Ciné Tamaris, INLC,  Institut National de L’Audiovisuel, Paradise, Population,  Societe Francaise de Production.  Screenplay by Agnès Varda.  Cinematography by Charles Van Damme.  Music by François Wertheimer.  Production Design by Franckie Diago.  Costume Design by Franckie Diago.  Film Editing by Joele Van Effenterre.   Teenager Pauline rejects her bourgeois family to…

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Documenteur (1981)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA/France, 1981.  Ciné Tamaris.  Screenplay by Agnes Varda.  Cinematography by Nurith Aviv, Affonso Beato, Bob Carr.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Film Editing by Bob Gould, Sabine Mamou.   Agnes Varda followed the shooting of her excellent documentary Mur Murs with this intelligent and absorbing fictional film.  It’s about a recently divorced French woman who is getting…

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Mur Murs (1981)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   France/USA, 1981.  Screenplay by Agnes Varda.  Cinematography by Nurith Aviv.  Film Editing by Bob Gould, Sabine Mamou.   This scintillating collection of eye popping images was made during Agnes Varda’s years working in California.  She invites us to share her fascination with mural art in Los Angeles, traveling to various landmarks in the city…

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A Few Days In September (2006)

SANTIAGO AMIGORENA Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBB. Original title:  Quelques Jours En Septembre Italy/France/Portugal, 2006.  Gemini Films, Les Films du Rat, France 2 Cinéma, Production Group, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Canal+, TPS Star, Région Ile-de-France, C.R.G. International.  Screenplay by Santiago Amigorena.  Cinematography by Christophe Beaucarne.  Produced by Paulo Branco.  Music by Laurent Martin.  Production Design by Emmanuelle Duplay.  Costume Design by Isabelle…

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