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Céline and Julie Go Boating
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2,605 Ratings

CÉLINE AND JULIE GO BOATING

Céline et Julie vont en bateau

Directed by Jacques Rivette
France, 1974
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Synopsis

When Celine goes traipsing across a Parisian park, unwittingly dropping first a scarf, then other objects, Julie starts to follow her, picking up each item. So begins a fanciful relationship between the two, which soon sees each of them playfully switching identities in their daily lives.

Synopsis

When Celine goes traipsing across a Parisian park, unwittingly dropping first a scarf, then other objects, Julie starts to follow her, picking up each item. So begins a fanciful relationship between the two, which soon sees each of them playfully switching identities in their daily lives.

Our take

Rivette conjures up the spirit of Marcel Proust, Lewis Carroll, and Henry James in this, one of his most beloved of films. A charming, whimsical ode to friendship—co-starring Juliet Berto—and an inventive meta-mystery that celebrates the many pleasures of cinema, storytelling, and spectatorship.