My Life As A Zucchini (2016)

CLAUDE BARRAS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  Ma Vie De Courgette Alternate title:  My Life As A Courgette Switzerland/France, 2016.  Rita Productions, Blue Spirit Animation, Gébéka Films, KNM, Radio Télévision Suisse, SRG SSR Idee Suisse, Rhone-Alpes Cinema, France 3 Cinema, Hélium Films, Office Fédéral de la Culture, Cinéforom, Loterie Suisse Romande, Eurimages, Canal+, France Televisions, Cine+, Centre…

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Private Fears In Public Places (2006)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Coeurs France/Italy, 2006.  Soudaine Compagnie, StudioCanal, France 2 Cinema, Societe Francaise de Production, BIM Distribuzione, Banque Populaire Images 6, Canal+, TPS Star, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Eurimages, Region Ile-de-France.  Screenplay by Jean-Michel Ribes, based on the play by Alan Ayckbourn.  Cinematography by Eric Gautier.  Produced by Bruno Pesery.  Music by Mark Snow.  Production Design…

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You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet (2012)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Vous N’Avez Encore Rien Vu France/Germany, 2012.  F Comme Film, StudioCanal, France 2 Cinema, Alamode Film, Christmas In July, Canal+, Cine@, France Televisions, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Ministere de la Culture et de la Communication, Filmforderungsanstalt, Region Ile-de-France, Cinémage 5, Soficinéma 8.  Screenplay by Alain Resnais, Laurent Herbiet,…

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Atonement (2007)

JOE WRIGHT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   United Kingdom/France, 2007.  Universal Pictures, StudioCanal, Relativity Media, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Christopher Hampton, based on the novel Ian McEwan.  Cinematography by Seamus McGarvey.  Produced by Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Paul Webster.  Music by Dario Marianelli.  Production Design by Sarah Greenwood.  Costume Design by Jacqueline Durran.  Film Editing by Paul Tothill.   A classic example of a film…

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Avenue Montaigne (2006)

DANIELE THOMPSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Fauteuils D’Orchestre Alternate title:  Orchestra Seats France, 2006.  Thelma Films, StudioCanal, TF1 Films Production, Radis Films Productions, Canal+, CinéCinéma, Région Ile-de-France, Alizé Art Consulting, Nexus Factory.  Screenplay by Daniele Thompson, Christopher Thompson, dialogue by Daniele Thompson.  Cinematography by Jean-Marc Fabre.  Produced by Christine Gozlan.  Music by Nicola Piovani.  Production Design by Michele Abbe-Vannier.  Costume Design by Catherine…

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Me And My Sister (2004)

ALEXANDRA LECLERE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  Original title:  Les Soeurs Fachees France, 2004.  Pan Européenne, StudioCanal, France 2 Cinéma, Région Ile-de-France, Canal+, CinéCinéma.  Screenplay by Alexandra Leclere.  Cinematography by Michel Amathieu.  Produced by Philippe Godeau.  Music by Philippe Sarde.  Production Design by Carlos Conti.  Costume Design by Esther Walz.  Film Editing by Herve de Luze, Jacqueline Mariani.   Friendly, vivacious Louise (Catherine…

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Palais Royal (2005)

VALERIE LEMERCIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  France, 2005.  Gaumont, Rectangle Productions, Les Films du Dauphin, TF1 Films Production, Palais Productions Ltd., De L’Huile.  Screenplay by Brigitte Buc, Valerie Lemercier.  Cinematography by James Welland.  Produced by Edouard Weil.  Music by Bertrand Burgalat.  Production Design by Jacques Bufnoir.  Costume Design by Catherine Leterrier.  Film Editing by Luc Barnier.   Disappointingly anodyne comedy directed, co-written by and…

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Cyrano De Bergerac (1990)

JEAN-PAUL RAPPENEAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France, 1990.  Caméra One, Centre National de la Cinématographie, DD Productions, Films A2, Hachette Première, Investors Club, Sofinergie 1, Union Générale Cinématographique.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carriere, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, based on the play by Edmond Rostand.  Cinematography by Pierre Lhomme.  Produced by René Cleitman, Michel Seydoux, Andre Szots.  Music by Kurt Kuenne, Jean-Claude Petit.  Production…

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Bon Voyage (2003)

JEAN-PAUL RAPPENEAU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  France, 2003.  ARP Sélection, France 2 Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma, Canal+, Région Ile-de-France.  Scenario by Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Patrick Modiano, adaptation by Jerome Tonnerre, Jean-Paul Rappeneau, Gilles Marchand, Julien Rappeneau.  Cinematography by Thierry Arbogast.  Produced by Laurent Petin, Michele Petin.   Music by Gabriel Yared.   Production Design by Jacques Rouxel.  Costume Design by Catherine Leterrier.  Film Editing by…

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The Princess Of Montpensier (2010)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  La Princesse de Montpensier France/Germany, 2010.  Paradis Films, StudioCanal, France 2 Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma, Pandora Filmproduktion, Outsider Productions, Canal+, CinéCinéma, France Télévision, Cinémage 4, La Banque Postale Image 3, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Filmförderungsanstalt, Région Auvergne, Centre Images, MEDIA Programme of the European Union.  Screenplay by Jean…

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My Sex Life…Or How I Got Into An Argument (1996)

ARNAUD DESPLECHIN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Comment Je Me Suis Dispute…Ma Vie Sexuelle France, 1996.  France 2 Cinema, La Sept Cinema, Why Not Productions.  Screenplay by Emmanuel Bourdieu, Arnaud Desplechin.  Cinematography by Stephane Fontaine, Eric Gautier, Dominique Perrier-Royer.  Produced by Pascal Caucheteux.  Music by Krishna Levy.  Production Design by Antoine Platteau.  Costume Design by Claire Gerard-Hirne, Delphine Hayat.  Film…

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A Very Long Engagement (2004)

JEAN-PIERRE JEUNET Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  Un Long Dimanche De Fiancailles France/USA, 2004.  2003 Productions, Warner Bros., Tapioca Films, TF1 Films Production, Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Région Ile-de-France, Région Bretagne, Région Poitou-Charentes, Gerber Pictures.  Story and adaptation by Jean-Pierre Laurent, Guillaume Laurant, dialogue by Guillaume Laurant, based on the novel by Sebastien Japrisot.  Cinematography by…

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