A Week’s Vacation (1980)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Une semaine de vacances France, 1980. Sara Films, Antenne 2, Little Bear. Screenplay by Marie-Françoise Hans, Bertrand Tavernier, Colo Tavernier. Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn. Produced by Alain Sarde, Bertrand Tavernier. Music by Pierre Papadiamandis. Production Design by Jean-Baptiste Poirot. Costume Design by Yvette Bonnay. Film…

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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. Never one to fear problematic…

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It’s Only The End Of The World (2016)

XAVIER DOLAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Original title:  Juste La Fin Du Monde Canada/France, 2016.  Sons of Manual, MK2 Productions, France 2 Cinema, 120 Films, Canal+, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Cine+, Fonds Quebecor, France Televisions, The Harold Greenberg Fund, Ministere de la Culture et de la Communication, My Unity Production, Radio Canada, Societe…

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The Green Room (1978)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. Original title:  La Chambre Verte France, 1978.  Les Films du Carrosse, Les Productions Artistes Associes.  Screenplay by Jean Gruault, Francois Truffaut, based on the short stories The Altar of the Dead, The Way It Came and The Beast In The Jungle by Henry James.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.  Produced by Francois Truffaut.  Music by…

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Face (2009)

TSAI MING-LIANG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Visage France/Taiwan/Belgium/The Netherlands, 2009.  JBA Production, Homegreen Films, Musée du Louvre Paris, Tarantula, Circe Films, Arte France Cinéma, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Government Information Office of the Republic of China, Nederlands Fonds voor de Film, Eurimages, Région Ile-de-France, Arte France, Tax Shelter ING Invest de Tax Shelter Productions,…

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Venus Beauty Institute

TONIE MARSHALL Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Venus Beaute Institut France, 1999.   Agat Films & Cie, Arte France Cinéma, Tabo Tabo Films, Canal+, Sofinergie 4, Centre National de la Cinématographie.   Story by Jacques Audiard, Marion Vernoux, Screenplay and Dialogue by Tonie Marshall.   Cinematography by Gerard de Battista.   Produced by Gilles Sandoz.   Music by Khalil…

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Catch Me If You Can (2002)

STEVEN SPIELBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.   USA, 2002.  DreamWorks, Kemp Company, Splendid Pictures, Parkes+MacDonald Image Nation, Muse Entertainment Enterprises.  Screenplay by Jeff Nathanson, based on the book Catch Me If You Can: The Amazing True Story Of the Youngest and Most Daring Con Man in the History of Fun and Profit by Frank Abagnale Jr. and…

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Day For Night (1973)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Original title:  La Nuit Americaine France/Italy, 1973.  Les Films du Carrosse, PECF, Produzione Intercontinentale Cinematografica.  Screenplay by Francois Truffaut, Jean-Louis Richard, Suzanne Schiffman.  Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn.  Produced by Marcel Berbert.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Damien Lanfranchi.  Costume Design by Monique Dury.  Film Editing by Martine Barraqué, Yann Dedet.   There’s magic in just…

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The Man Who Loved Women (1977)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  Original title:  L’homme qui aimait les femmes France, 1977.  Les Films du Carrosse.  Screenplay by Francois Truffaut, Michel Fermaud, Suzanne Schiffman.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.  Produced by Marcel Berbert, Francois Truffaut.  Music by Patrice Mestral.  Production Design by Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko.  Costume Design by Monique Dury.  Film Editing by Martine Barraqué. Charles Denner plays a Montpellier company employee…

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Slow Motion (1980)

JEAN-LUC GODARD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Sauve Qui Peut La Vie Alternate title:  Every Man For Himself France/Austria/West Germany/Switzerland, 1980.  Sara Films, MK2 Productions, Saga-Productions, Sonimage, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Télévision Suisse-Romande, Österreichischer Rundfunk.  Screenplay by Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Mieville.  Cinematography by Renato Berta, William Lubtchansky, Jean-Bernard Menoud.  Produced by Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Sarde.  Music by Gabriel…

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The Return Of Martin Guerre (1982)

DANIEL VIGNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBBB.   Original title:  Le Retour De Martin Guerre France, 1982.  S.F.P.C., Production Marcel Dassault, France 3.  Screenplay by Jean-Claude Carriere, Daniel Vigne, Natalie Zemon Davis, based on the novel The Wife of Martin Guerre by Janet Lewis.  Cinematography by Andre Neau.  Produced by Daniel Vigne.  Music by Michel Portal.  Production Design by Alain Negre.  Costume Design by…

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An Affair Of Love

FREDERIC FONTEYNE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   Original title:  Un Liaison Pornographique Alternate title:  A Pornographic Affair Intellectual French film about a middle-aged woman (Nathalie Baye) who puts an ad in an adult magazine for someone who will indulge her in a fantasy that is never disclosed to the audience. The man who answers her ad (Sergi…

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