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Celine and Julie Go Boating (The Criterion Collection)

Celine and Julie Go Boating (The Criterion Collection)

Juliet Berto
Director: Jacques Rivette Cast: Juliet Berto
Juliet Berto
, Dominique Labourier
Dominique Labourier
, Bulle Ogier
Bulle Ogier
Jacques Rivette


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A story about story-telling, Jacques Rivette's self-referential classic centers on the fanciful world of two women literally lost in the stories they tell each other. Celine (Juliet Berto) and Julie (Dominique Labourier) go from sharing a story about a haunted house to being part of a story about a haunted house -- or is it a real haunted house that has been called up by the story? The film blurs the line between the telling of the story and the story itself, as Celine and Julie, like Alice in Wonderland, become part of a surreal, drug-induced parallel universe; also like Alice, they ultimately become the heroines of the story that first imprisoned them. Rivette celebrates the magic of stories, and more broadly of imagination, adventure, and friendship, as essential elements of life; the themes are familiar from his other movies, but the tone is more playful. This enigmatic and fanciful film is not for all tastes, but, for its many devotees, it is one of the most distinctive and imaginative movies ever made.

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Product Details

Release Date: 03/16/2021
UPC: 0715515256612
Original Release: 1974
Source: Criterion Collection
Time: 3:13:00
Sales rank: 388

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Juliet Berto Celine
Dominique Labourier Julie
Bulle Ogier Camille
Marie-France Pisier Sophie
Barbet Schroeder Olivier
Philippe Clevenot Guilou
Jean Douchet Monsieur Dede
Jérôme Richard Julien
Michael Graham Boris
Jean-Marie Senia Cyrille

Technical Credits
Jacques Rivette Director,Screenwriter
Juliet Berto Screenwriter
Michel Cenet Cinematographer
Eduardo de Gregorio Screenwriter
Dominique Labourier Screenwriter
Nicole Lubtchansky Editor
Bulle Ogier Screenwriter
Marie-France Pisier Screenwriter
Jacques Renard Cinematographer
Barbet Schroeder Producer
Jean-Marie Senia Score Composer
Chris Tullio-Altan Editor

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