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Courtesy of New Yorker Films

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Directed by Jacques Rivette

1974, in French with English subtitles

France

193 minutes

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Celine and Julie Go Boating

Céline et Julie vont en bateau

This magical tale recounts the adventures of librarian Julie (Dominique Labourier) and the flamboyant Celine (Juliet Berto), who acts as a kind of White Rabbit leading Julie through the Looking Glass into a world of imagination. With some memory-inducing candy, Celine and Julie plug into a bizarre drama in a mysterious house. They enter disguised as nurses and encounter two women in love with the same man. The widower promised his wife he would not remarry as long as their daughter was alive. As the competition in the triangle reaches a murderous level, the high-spirited heroines plot a daring rescue of the young victim. One of the seminal films of 1970s, Celine and Julie Go Boating is a brilliant meditation on the art of cinema and the nature of fantasy.