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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Prospero’s Books (1991)

PETER GREENAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  United Kingdom/Netherlands/France/Italy/Japan, 1991.  Allarts, Cinéa, Caméra One, Penta Film, Elsevier-Vendex Film Beheer, Channel 4 International, Vrijzinnig Protestantse Radio Omroep, Canal+, NHK, Pierson, Heldring & Pierson N.V., Palace Pictures.  Screenplay by Peter Greenaway, based on the play The Tempest by William Shakespeare.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny.  Produced by Kees Kasander.  Music by…

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Muriel, Or The Time Of Return (1963)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Muriel ou Le Temps d’un Retour France/Italy, 1963.  Argos Films, Alpha Productions, Eclair, Les Films de la Pleiade, Dear Film Produzione.  Screenplay by Jean Cayrol.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny.  Produced by Anatole Dauman.  Music by Hans Werner Henze.  Production Design by Jacques Saulnier.  Costume Design by Lucille Mussini.  Film Editing by Kenout Peltier, Eric Pluet….

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Mon Oncle D’Amerique (1980)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  France, 1980.  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 Jean Gruault, based on the writings of Henri Laborit.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny.  Produced…

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Last Year At Marienbad (1961)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  L’Annee Derniere A Marienbad France/Italy, 1961.  Cocinor, Terra Film, Cormoran Films, Precitel, Como Films, Argos Films, Les Films Tamara, Cinétel, Silver Films, Cineriz.  Screenplay by Alain Robbe-Grillet.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny.  Produced by Pierre Courau, Anatole Dauman, Raymond Froment.  Music by Francis Seyrig.  Production Design by Jacques Saulnier.  Costume Design by Bernard Evein.  Film Editing by Jasmine…

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Hiroshima, Mon Amour (1959)

ALAIN RESNAIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  France/Japan, 1959.  Argos Films, Como Films, Daiei Studios, Pathé Entertainment, Pathé Overseas.  Screenplay by Marguerite Duras.  Cinematography by Michio Takahashi, Sacha Vierny.  Produced by Anatole Dauman, Samy Halfon.  Music by Georges Delerue, Giovanni Fusco.  Production Design by Minoru Esaka, Mayo, Petri, Lucilla Mussini.  Costume Design by Gerard Collery.  Film Editing by Henri Colpi, Jasmine Chasney, Anne Sarraute.  …

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A Zed And Two Noughts (1985)

PETER GREENAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom/The Netherlands, 1985.  British Film Institute, Allarts Enterprises, Artificial Eye, Film Four International, Vrijzinnig Protestantse Radio Omroep.  Screenplay by Peter Greenaway.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny.  Produced by Kees Kasander, Peter Sainsbury.  Music by Michael Nyman.  Production Design by Ben Van Os, Jan Roelfs.  Costume Design by Patricia Lim, Dien van Straalen.  Film Editing by John Wilson….

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The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover (1989)

PETER GREENAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  France/United Kingdom, 1989.  Allarts, Elsevier-Vendex Film Beheer, Allarts Cook, Erato Films, Erato Inc., Films Inc..  Screenplay by Peter Greenaway.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny.  Produced by Kees Kasander.  Music by Michael Nyman.  Production Design by Ben Van Os, Jan Roelfs.  Costume Design by Jean-Paul Gaultier.  Film Editing by John Wilson.   Peter Greenaway’s popularity went well beyond the…

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The Pillow Book (1996)

PETER GREENAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  France/United Kingdom/The Netherlands/Luxembourg, 1996.  Kasander & Wigman Productions, Woodline Films Ltd., Alpha Film Corporation, Channel Four Films, Canal+, Delux Productions, Euroimages Fund of the Council of Europe, Nederlands Fonds voor de Film.  Screenplay by Peter Greenaway, based on the book by Sei Shonagon.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny.  Produced by Kees Kasander.  Production…

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8 1/2 Women (1999)

PETER GREENAWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  United Kingdom/The Netherlands/Luxembourg/Germany, 1999.  Woodline Productions, Movie Masters, Delux Productions, Continent Film GmbH, Kasander & Wigman Productions.  Screenplay by Peter Greenaway.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny, Reinier van Brummelen.  Produced by Kees Kasander.  Production Design by Wilbert Van Dorp, Emi Wada.  Costume Design by Emi Wada.  Film Editing by Elmer Leupen.  Cannes Film Festival 1999.  Toronto International Film…

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The Man Who Cried (2000)

SALLY POTTER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/France, 2000.  Canal+, Universal Pictures, Adventure Pictures, Working Title Films.  Screenplay by Sally Potter.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny.  Produced by Christopher Sheppard.  Music by Osvaldo Golijov.  Production Design by Carlos Conti.  Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.  Film Editing by Herve Schneid.  Venice Film Festival Award 2000 Poetic melodrama from director Sally Potter that follows the plight…

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Belle De Jour (1967)

LUIS BUNUEL Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB.  France/Italy, 1967.  Robert et Raymond Hakim, Paris Film Productions, Five Film.  Adaptation and dialogue by Luis Bunuel, Jean-Claude Carriere, based on the novel by Joseph Kessel.  Cinematography by Sacha Vierny.  Produced by Raymond Hakim, Robert Hakim.  Production Design by Robert Clavel.  Costume Design by Helen Nourry.  Film Editing by Louisette Hautecoeur. Catherine Deneuve plays an…

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