"Celine and Julie Go Boating" trailer
This magical tale recounts the adventures of Julie, a librarian, and the flamboyant Celine, a magician of sorts – a kind of White Rabbit who leads Julie right through the Looking Glass into a world of her imagination. With the help of some magic, memory-inducing candy, Celine and Julie get plugged into a bizarre drama in a mysterious, possibly haunted, house. They enter the house in the guise of nurses and encounter two women, who are in love with the same man. The man is a widower who had promised his wife that he would not remarry as long as their invalid 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 seventies, CELINE AND JULIE GO BOATING is a brilliant meditation on the art of cinema and the nature of fantasy. It is regarded by many as New Wave master Jacques Rivette’s (LA BELLE NOISEUSE) most accomplished film.