Merry-Go-Round (1981)

JACQUES RIVETTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France, 1981.  Sunchild Productions.  Screenplay by Eduardo de Gregorio, Suzanne Schiffman, Jacques Rivette, dialogue by Eduardo de Gregorio.  Cinematography by William Lubtchansky.  Produced by Stephane Tchalgadjieff.  Music by Barre Phillips, John Surman.  Film Editing by Nicole Lubtchansky, Catherine Quesemand. Brooklyn native Joe Dallesandro shows up in France after getting a note from his estranged girlfriend…

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Artemisia (1997)

AGNES MERLET Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BB.5.  France/Germany/Italy, 1997.  3 Emme Cinematografica, Première Heure, France 3 Cinéma, Schlemmer Film, Dania Film, Mediaset, Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l’Europe, Presidenzia del Consiglio del Ministri-Dipartimento dello Spettacolo, Black Forest Films. Story by Agnes Merlet, Christine Miller, Screenplay by Agnes Merlet, Christine Miller, Patrick Amos.  Cinematography by Benoit Delhomme.  Produced by…

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The Soft Skin (1964)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Original title:  La Peau Douce France/Portugal, 1964.  Les Films du Carrosse, Societé d’Exploitation et de Distribution de Films, Simar Films.  Screenplay by Francois Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard.  Cinematography by Raoul Coutard.  Produced by Antonio da Cunha Telles.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Costume Design by Renee Rouzot.  Film Editing by Claudine Bouche.   Nationally famous, intellectual writer Pierre Lachenay…

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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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Kings And Queen (2004)

ARNAUD DESPLECHIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB. Original title:  Rois Et Reine France, 2004.  Why Not Productions, France 2 Cinema, Rhone-Alpes Cinema, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Procirep, Canal+, CineCinema, Centre Européen Cinématographique Rhône-Alpes, Cofimage 15, Wild Bunch.  Scenario and dialogue by Roger Bohbot, Arnaud Desplechin.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Pascal Caucheteux.  Music by Gregoire Hetzel, Mike Kourtzer.  Production…

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Son Frere (2003)

PATRICE CHEREAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  France, 2003.  Arte France, Azor Films, Love Streams Productions, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Canal+, Conseil Général de Loire-Atlantique.  Screenplay by Patrice Chereau, Anne-Louise Trividic, based on the novel by Philippe Besson.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Pierre Chevalier.  Costume Design by Caroline de Vivaise.  Film Editing by Francois Gedigier.  Berlin Film Festival 2003. …

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Un Coeur En Hiver (1992)

CLAUDE SAUTET Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5.  France, 1992.  Film Par Film, Cinéa, Orly Films, Sédif Productions, Paravision International S.A., D.A. Films, France 3 Cinéma, Sofinergie 1, Investimage 3, Sofica Créations, Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie.  Scenario and dialogue by Claude Sautet, Jacques Fieschi, scenario collaboration with Jerome Tonnerre, Yves Ulmann.  Cinematography by Yves Angelo.  Produced by Philippe…

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