Celine and Julie Go Boating
In French with Chinese & English subtitles
Screenplay： Juliet Berto, Dominique Labourier, Bulle Ogier, Marie-France Pisier,Jacques Rivette
Music： Jean-Marie Sénia
Cast：Juliet Berto, Dominique Labourier, Bulle Ogier, Marie-France Pisier, Barbet Schroeder
Special Prize of the Jury, Locarno International Film Festival 1974
Jacques Rivette realizes a willful, whimsical and well-received feat, filling the film with liberal rhythm and unexpected plot. The two Parisian girls, pretending to be each other or sharing one identity at times, show us their fantastic world and even take us in to change the story. As the signature film of an iconic director in French New Wave, it is also a work that goes among the audience, the most innovative film since Citizen Kane (1941), according to film historian David Thomson.
“Some say the film renews the conventional narrative techniques, to me it’s more like a subversion
of the re-creation between film and reality. As everything in the film is imaginary, the meaning of the
art is thus re-defined.”
— Li Cheuk-to
“A magical and mysterious labyrinth of film blurring the line between the real and the imagined. The
work is not only Rivette’s experimental inquiry about the narrative language of film, but also a review
of the entire film history. It bears the personal style that is the most difficult to imitate among Rivette’s
— Wong Sui-kei
||Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
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