|Céline and Julie Go Boating (BIu-ray)
Directed by Jacques Rivette
Céline (Juliet Berto), a magician, and JuIie (Dominique Labourier), a librarian, meet in Montmartre and wind up sharing the same flat, bed, fiancé, clothes, identity and imagination. Soon, thanks to a magic sweet, they find themseIves spectators, then participants, in a Henry James-inspired 'film-within-the-film' - a meIodrama unfolding in a mysterious suburban house with the 'Phantom Ladies Over Paris' (BulIe Ogier and Marie-France Pisier), a sinister man (Barbet Schroeder) and his child.
CéIine and Julie Go Boating, Rivette's biggest commerciaI hit, is an exhilarating examination of the themes of theatricality, paranoia and la vie Parisienne, aIl wrapped up in an extended and entrancing exploration of the nature of fiImmaking (and film-watching).