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Celine and Julie Go Boating

Jacques Rivette
Céline et Julie vont en bateau
France 1974 / 192’
Out 1, Part 4 The Bridge of the North

A librarian-cum-magician and a cabaret dancer are drawn into an investigation revolving around an odd house haunted by childhood memories. During intervals in this enigmatic drama, the two young women, who have formed a close friendship, enjoy spoiling the plans of the suspected impresario. This fun and playful film, containing references to A Midsummer Night's Dream and Alice in Wonderland, shows Paris in both a realistic and fantastic way, as a theater of urban peregrinations and conspiracies.

Ariel Schweitzer


Locarno IFF 1974 – Special Prize of the Jury

Jacques Rivette

(1928 - 2016) Despite being a key member of the Nouvelle Vague, Jacques Rivette has languished in the shadows of his more renowned colleagues: Godard, Rohmer, Chabrol and Truffaut. Rivette's work is certainly demanding, but along with Godard, Rivette turns out to have been the most playful and innovative of a group who literally changed the face of filmmaking. Jacques Rivette was born in Rouen, France. In the fifties, he begin writing for the "Cahiers du Cinéma", which teamed him with Nouvelle Vague. In 1960 he directed his first feature film with Paris nous appartient (60). His filmography includes La ReligieuseL'Amour fouDuelleLa Bande des quatre and La Belle Noiseuse.

Selected filmography

1960 Paryż należy do nas / Paris nous appartient / Paris Belongs to Us

1966 Zakonnica / La Religieuse / The Nun

1968 Miłość szalona / L'Amour fou

1974 Celine i Julie płyną statkiem / Céline et Julie vont en bateau / Celine and Julie Go Boating

1976 Duelle / Twiligt

1988 Banda czterech / La Bande des quatre / Gang of Four

1991 Piękna złośnica / La Belle Noiseuse

1998 Ściśle tajne / Secret défense / Secret Defense

2001 Kto wie / Va savoir / Who Knows

2007 Ne touchez pas la hache / Don't Touch the Axe

Cast & Crew

director Jacques Rivette
screenplay Juliet Berto, Dominique Labourier, Bulle Ogier, Marie-France Pisier, Jacques Rivette, Eduardo de Gregorio
cinematography Jacques Renard
editing Nicole Lubtchansky
music Jean-Marie Sénia
cast Juliet Berto, Dominique Labourier, Bulle Ogier, Marie-France Pisier, Barbet Schroeder
producer Barbet Schroeder
production Action Films, Les Films 7, Les Films Christian Fechner, Les Films du Losange, Renn Productions, Saga, Simar Productions, V.M. Productions
sales Les Films Du Losange
language French
colouration colour