Marvin (2017)

ANNE FONTAINE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5. Original Title: Marvin ou la belle éducation Alternate Title: Reinventing Marvin France, 2017.  P.A.S. Productions, Cine, F Comme Film, Mars Films, France 2 Cinema, Drize Holding, Canal+, France Televisions, Cofinova 13, La Banque Postale Image 10.  Screenplay by Pierre Trividic, Anne Fontaine.   Cinematography by Yves Angelo.  Produced…

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Beyond The Clouds (1995)

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI, WIM WENDERS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Original title:  Al Di La Delle Nuvole France/Germany/Italy, 1995.  Sunshine, France 3 Cinema, Ciné B, Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinematografica, Road Movies Zweite Produktionen, Canal+, Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Degeto Film, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Eurimages, Wim Wenders Stiftung.  Screenplay by Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra, Wim…

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The Man On The Train (2002)

PATRICE LECONTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB Original title:  L’Homme Du Train France/Germany/United Kingdom/Switzerland, 2002.  Ciné B, Zoulou Films, Rhône-Alpes Cinéma, FCC, Tubedale Films, Pandora Filmproduktion, Cinema Parisien, Media Suits, Film Council, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Canal+, Eurimages, Sofica Sofinergie 5, Natexis Banques Populaires Images 2.  Screenplay by Claude Klotz.  Cinematography by Jean-Marie Dreujou.  Produced by Philippe Carcassonne.  Music…

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Le Polygraphe (1996)

ROBERT LEPAGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Canada/France/Germany, 1996.  In Extremis Images, Cinéa, Road Movies Dritte Produktionen, Canadian Government, Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Gouvernement du Québec, Ministere de la Culture, Societe de Developpement des Entreprises Culturelles, Téléfilm Canada.  Screenplay by Marie Brassard, Patrick Goyette, Robert Lepage, Michael MacKenzie.  Cinematography by Guy Dufaux.  Produced by Philippe Carcassonne, Ulrich Felsberg,…

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The Confessional (1995)

ROBERT LEPAGE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Le Confessionnal Canada/United Kingdom/France, 1995.  Canal+ Productions, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Channel Four Films, Cinéa, Cinémaginaire Inc., Enigma Productions, European Co-production Fund, Gouvernement du Québec, Société Générale des Industries Culturelles du Québec, Téléfilm Canada.  Screenplay by Robert Lepage.  Cinematography by Alain Dostie.  Produced by Philippe Carcassonne, David Puttnam, Denise…

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No Fear, No Die (1990)

CLAIRE DENIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Original title:  S’en Fout La Mort France/West Germany, 1990.  Cinéa, NEF Diffusion.  Screenplay by Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau.  Cinematography by Pascal Marti.  Produced by Francis Boespflug, Philippe Carcassonne.  Music by Abdullah Ibrahim.  Production Design by Jean-Jacques Caziot.  Costume Design by Elisabeth Tavernier.  Film Editing by Dominique Auvray. Claire Denis turns to the world of illegal…

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A Single Girl (1995)

BENOIT JACQUOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  La Fille Seule France, 1995.  Cinéa, La Sept Cinéma.  Screenplay by Jerome Beaujour, Benoit Jacquot.  Cinematography by Caroline Champetier.  Produced by Philippe Carcassonne, Brigitte Faure.  Production Design by Louis Soubrier.  Film Editing by Pascale Chavance.  Toronto International Film Festival 1995.   Benoit Jacquot was inspired by Agnes Varda’s cool new wave classic Cleo…

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Seventh Heaven (1997)

BENOIT JACQUOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Le Septieme Ciel France, 1997.  Canal+, Centre National de la Cinématographie, Cinéa, Dacia Films, La Sept Cinema.  Screenplay by Benoit Jacquot, Jerome Beaujour.  Cinematography by Romain Winding.  Produced by Georges Benayoun, Philippe Carcassonne.  Production Design by Arnaud de Moleron.  Costume Design by Caroline de Vivaise.  Film Editing by Pascale Chavance.  Toronto International Film…

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Keep It Quiet (1999)

BENOIT JACQUOT Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5.  Original title:  Pas De Scandale France, 1999.  Ciné B, France 3 Cinéma, IMA Productions.  Screenplay by Jerome Beaujour, Benoit Jacquot.  Cinematography by Romain Winding.  Produced by Georges Benayoun, Philippe Carcassonne.  Music by Olivier Lebe.  Production Design by Sylvaine Chauvelot.  Costume Design by Thierry Delettre, Corinne Jorry.  Film Editing by Pascale Chavance.  Toronto International Film Festival 1999.   Richly textured…

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Adore (2013)

ANNE FONTAINE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Australia/France, 2013.  Gaumont, Screen Australia, Ciné+, Hopscotch Features, Mon Voisin Productions, France 2 Cinéma, Screen NSW, France Télévisions, Canal+.  Story by Christopher Hampton, Anne Fontaine, Screenplay by Anne Fontaine, based on the story The Grandmothers by Doris Lessing.  Cinematography by Christophe Beaucarne.  Produced by Philippe Carcassonne, Michel Feller, Barbara Gibbs, Andrew Mason.  Music by…

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My Worst Nightmare

ANNE FONTAINE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Mon Pire Couchemar France/Belgium, 2011.  Cine@, Maison de Cinema, F.B. Productions, Pathe, M6 Films, Entre Chien et Loup, Artemis Productions, Radio Television Belge Francophone, Belgacom, Canal+, Cine+, M6, Tax Shelter Film Funding, Casa Kafka Pictures, Casa Kafka Pictures Movie Tax Shelter Empowered by dexia, CineCinema.  Screenplay by Anne Fontaine,…

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Coco Before Chanel

ANNE FONTAINE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Coco Avant Chanel France, 2009.  Haut et Court, Ciné+, Warner Bros., France 2 Cinéma, Canal+, CinéCinéma, France 2, Playtime, Cofinova 5, Banque Populaire Images 9, Scope Pictures, Le Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral de Belgique, Soficapital, SCOPE Invest.  Screenplay by Anne Fontaine, Camille Fontaine, based on the book by Edmonde…

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