Death Watch (1980)

BERTRAND TAVERNIER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 Original Title: La Mort En Direct France/West Germany, 1980. Films A2, Gaumont International, Little Bear, Sara Films, Selta Films, Societe Francaise de Production, TV13 Filmproduktion. Screenplay by David Rayfiel, Bertrand Tavernier, Géza von Radványi, based on the novel by David Compton. Cinematography by Pierre-William Glenn. Produced by…

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One Sings, The Other Doesn’t (1977)

AGNES VARDA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   Original title:  L’une chante, l’autre pas Venezuela/France/Belgium, 1977.  Ciné Tamaris, INLC,  Institut National de L’Audiovisuel, Paradise, Population,  Societe Francaise de Production.  Screenplay by Agnès Varda.  Cinematography by Charles Van Damme.  Music by François Wertheimer.  Production Design by Franckie Diago.  Costume Design by Franckie Diago.  Film Editing by Joele Van Effenterre.  Toronto International Film Festival 1977. Teenager Pauline rejects her…

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Fedora (1978)

BILLY WILDER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.   France/West Germany, 1978.  Bavaria Atelier, Lorimar, NF Geria Filmgesellshaft GmbH, Societe Francaise de Production.  Screenplay by Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond, based on a story by Tom Tryon.  Cinematography by Gerry Fisher.  Produced by Billy Wilder.  Music by Miklos Rozsa.  Production Design by Alexandre Trauner.  Costume Design by Charlotte Flemming.  Film Editing by Stefan Arnsten, Fredric…

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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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Total Eclipse (1995)

AGNIESZKA HOLLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  United Kingdom/France/Belgium, 1995.  FIT Productions, Portman Productions, Société Française de Production, K2 SA, Capitol Films, Eurimages, European Co-production Fund, Canal+, StudioCanal.  Screenplay by Christopher Hampton.  Cinematography by Giorgos Arvanitis.  Produced by Jean-Pierre Ramsay-Levi.  Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.  Production Design by Dan Weil.  Costume Design by Pierre-Yves Gayraud.  Film Editing by Isabelle Lorente.  Toronto International Film…

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My Night At Maud’s (1969)

ERIC ROHMER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Ma Nuit Chez Maud France, 1969.  FFD, Les Films de la Pleiade, Les Films des deux Mondes, Les Films du Carrosse, Les Films du Losange, Les Productions de la Gueville, Renn Productions, Simar Films, Societe Francaise de Production,  Two World Entertainment.  Screenplay by Eric Rohmer.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.  Produced by Pierre Cottrell,…

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The Last Metro (1980)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  Original title:  Le Dernier Metro France, 1980.  Les Films du Carrosse, Sédif Productions, TF1 Films Production, Societe Francaise de Production.  Scenario by Francois Truffaut, Suzanne Schiffman, Dialogue by Francois Truffaut, Suzanne Schiffman, Jean-Claude Grumberg.  Cinematography by Nestor Almendros.  Produced by Francois Truffaut.  Music by Georges Delerue.  Production Design by Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko.  Costume Design by Lisele Roos.  Film…

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La Vie Promise (2002)

OLIVIER DAHAN Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Alternate title:  Ghost River France, 2002.  FIT Productions, Portman Productions, Societe Francaise de Production, K2 SA, Capitol Films, Eurimages, European Co-production Fund, Canal+, StudioCanal.  Screenplay by Olivier Dahan, Agnes Fustier-Dahan.  Cinematography by Alex Lamarque.  Produced by Eric Neve.  Music by Stephane Reichart.  Production Design by Marco Bardochan.  Costume Design by Gigi Lepage.  Film Editing by Richard Marizy. Isabelle…

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Wild Reeds (1994)

ANDRE TECHINE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Les Roseaux Sauvages France, 1994.  Ima Films, Les Films Alain Sarde, Canal+, IMA Productions, La Sept-Arte, Societe Francaise de Production, Centre National De La Cinematographie.  Screenplay by Olivier Massart, Gilles Taurand, Andre Techine.  Cinematography by Jeanne Lapoirie.  Produced by Georges Benayoun, Alain Sarde.  Production Design by Pierre Soula.  Costume Design by Elisabeth Tavernier.  Film…

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Tess (1979)

ROMAN POLANSKI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  France/United Kingdom, 1979.  Renn Productions, Timothy Burrill Productions, Société Française de Production.  Screenplay by Gerard Brach, Roman Polanski, John Brownjohn, based on the novel Tess Of The d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy.  Cinematography by Ghislain Cloquet, Geoffrey Unsworth.  Produced by Claude Berri.  Music by Philippe Sarde.  Production Design by Pierre Guffroy.  Costume Design by Anthony Powell.  Film Editing…

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Black And White In Colour (1976)

JEAN-JACQUES ANNAUD Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  Original title:  Noirs Et Blancs En Couleur Ivory Coast/France/West Germany/Switzerland, 1976. Artco-Film, France 3 Cinéma, Reggane Films, Smart Film Produktion, Société Française de Production, Société Ivoirienne de Cinema.  Screenplay by Jean-Jacques Annaud, Georges Conchon.  Cinematography by Claude Agostini.  Produced by Arthur Cohn, Jacques Perrin, Giorgio Silvagni.  Music by Pierre Bachelet.  Production Design by Max Douy.  Film…

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