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Celine and Julie Go Boating Rated 12A

Celine and Julie Go Boating

Dir. Jacques Rivette. France, 1974. 3h 14m. French/subs. Strarring Juliet Berto, Dominique Labourier, Philippe Clevenot, Barbet Schroeder, Nathalie Asnar, Jean Douchet, Marie-Therese Saussure, Adele Taffetas

A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives pre-empted by a strange boudoir melodrama that plays itself out in a hallucinatory parallel reality. An exhilarating exploration of the themes of theatricality, paranoia, and la vie Parisienne – all wrapped up in an entrancing examination of the nature of filmmaking (and film-watching).

‘Jacques Rivette's free-form dissertation on the interzone between performance and spectatorship is the ideal filmgoing experience, even as the 'story' transcends all long-standing rules of narrative engagement.’ ★★★★★ David Fear, Time Out

Sunday 9 June: 14:00