India Song (1975)

MARGUERITE DURAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5 France, 1975. Sunchild Productions, Les Films Armorial. Screenplay by Marguerite Duras. Cinematography by Bruno Nuytten. Produced by Simon Damiani, André Valio-Cavaglione. Music by Carlos D’Alessio. Film Editing by Solange Leprince. Probably the best known of Marguerite Duras’ directorial efforts, this photographically pristine film will frustrate all but…

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Merry-Go-Round (1981)

JACQUES RIVETTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  France, 1981.  Sunchild Productions.  Screenplay by Eduardo de Gregorio, Suzanne Schiffman, Jacques Rivette, dialogue by Eduardo de Gregorio.  Cinematography by William Lubtchansky.  Produced by Stephane Tchalgadjieff.  Music by Barre Phillips, John Surman.  Film Editing by Nicole Lubtchansky, Catherine Quesemand. Brooklyn native Joe Dallesandro shows up in France after getting a note from his estranged girlfriend…

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Noroît (1976)

JACQUES RIVETTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  France, 1976.  Sunchild Productions, Les Productions Jacques Roitfeld, Institut National de L’Audiovisuel.  Screenplay by Eduardo de Gregorio, Marilù Parolini, Jacques Rivette, dialogue by Eduardo de Gregorio, Marilu Parolini, based on the play by Cyril Tourneur.  Cinematography by William Lubtchansky.  Produced by Marc Maurette, Stephane Tchalgadjieff.  Music by Jean Cohen-Solal, Robert Cohen-Solal, Daniel Ponsard.  Production…

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Duelle (1976)

JACQUES RIVETTE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Une Quarantaine France, 1976.  Sunchild Productions, Les Productions Jacques Roitfeld, Institut National de L’Audiovisuel.  Screenplay by Eduardo de Gregorio, Marilù Parolini, Jacques Rivette, dialogue by Eduardo de Gregorio.  Cinematography by William Lubtchansky.  Produced by Stephane Tchalgadjieff.  Production Design by Eric Simon.  Costume Design by Renee Renard.  Film Editing by Nicole Lubtchansky.   A mysterious beauty…

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