Le Grand Amour (1969)

PIERRE ETAIX Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB France, 1969. C.A.P.A.C., Les Productions de la Gueville, Madeleine Films. Screenplay by Pierre Étaix, Jean-Claude Carriere. Cinematography by Jean Boffety. Produced by Paul Claudon. Music by Claude Stieremans. Production Design by Daniel Louradour. Costume Design by Daniel Louradour. Film Editing by Henri Lanoe. Pierre Etaix makes his…

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The Suitor (1962)

PIERRE ETAIX Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Original Title: Le soupirant France, 1962. C.A.P.A.C., Cocinor, Copra Films. Screenplay by Pierre Étaix, Jean-Claude Carriere. Cinematography by Pierre Levent. Produced by Paul Claudon. Music by Jean Paillaud. Production Design by Raymond Tournon. Costume Design by Yvonne Suné. Film Editing by Pierre Gillette. Pierre Etaix graduates from…

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As Long As You’ve Got Your Health (1966)

PIERRE ETAIX Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 Original Title: Tant qu’on a la santé France, 1966. C.A.P.A.C., Les Films de la Colombe. Screenplay by Pierre Étaix, Jean-Claude Carriere. Cinematography by Jean Boffety. Produced by Paul Claudon. Music by René Giner, Luce Klein, Jean Paillaud. Production Design by Jacques D’Ovidio. Film Editing by Henri Lanoe,…

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Le Havre (2011)

AKI KAURISMAKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.   Finland/France/Germany, 2011.  Sputnik, Pyramide Productions, Pandora Filmproduktion, Arte France Cinema, ZDF/Arte, Finnish Film Foundation, Canal+, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Centre National De La Cinematographie, Yleisradio, CineCinema, Arte France, Région Haute-Normandie, Pôle Image Haute-Normandie.  Screenplay by Aki Kaurismaki.  Cinematography by Timo Salminen.  Produced by Aki Kaurismaki.  Production Design by Wouter Zoon.  Costume Design by Frederic Cambier.  Film…

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Henry & June (1990)

PHILIP KAUFMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.  USA, 1990.  Universal Pictures, Walrus & Associates, Ministère de la Culture de la Republique Française.  Screenplay by Philip Kaufman, Rose Kaufman, based on the book by Anais Nin.  Cinematography by Philippe Rousselot.  Produced by Peter Kaufman.  Music by Mark Adler.  Production Design by Guy-Claude Francois.  Costume Design by Yvonne Sassinot de Nesle.  Film Editing by…

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Pickpocket (1959)

ROBERT BRESSON Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France, 1959.  Compagnie Cinématographique de France.  Screenplay by Robert Bresson.  Cinematography by Leonce-Henri Burel.  Produced by Agnes Delahaie.  Production Design by Pierre Charbonnier.  Film Editing by Raymond Lamy.   Robert Bresson’s smoothly austere method is applied to this underwhelming but not forgettable miniature crime film. It tells of a young man who struggles to get…

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