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Rivette X 2

A belated tribute to French filmmaker Jacques Rivette, who turned 85 earlier this year, includes the discovery of a film never released in the U.S. and a new print of his enigmatic epic.

Past Films in This Series


Le Pont du Nord

1981, in French with English subtitles
Directed by Jacques Rivette
A hallucinatory fever dream, and a spellbinding, through-the-looking-glass thriller as only French New Wave titan Rivette could make, Le Pont du Nord plays like the darker, conspiracy-theory-obsessed cousin of the director’s beloved Céline and Julie Go Boating. This tale of two women follows ex-con Marie (Bulle Ogier), and Baptiste (Bulle’s real-life daughter Pascale) for a surreal odyssey through Paris, replete with mysterious clues, codes, traps, and spies. – Brooklyn Art Museum more info

Celine and Julie Go Boating

Céline et Julie vont en bateau

1974, in French with English subtitles
Directed by Jacques Rivette
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 ... more info