Rent Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)

3.6 of 5 from 133 ratings
3h 12min
Rent Celine and Julie Go Boating (aka Céline et Julie vont en bateau - Phantom Ladies Over Paris) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Celine (Juliet Berto), a magician, and Julie (Dominique Labourier), a librarian, meet in Montmartre and wind up sharing the same flat, bed, finance, clothes, identity and imagination. Soon, thanks to a magic sweet, they find themselves spectators, then participants, in a Henry James-inspired 'film-within-the-film' - a melodrama unfolding in a mysterious suburban house with the 'Phantom Ladies Over Paris' (Bulle Ogier and Marie-France Pisier), a sinister man (Barbet Schroeder) and his child.
Actors:
, , , , , Nathalie Asnar, Marie-Thérèse Saussure, , , , Adèle Taffetas, , , , Jean-Marie Sénia,
Directors:
Producers:
Barbet Schroeder
Writers:
Juliet Berto, Dominique Labourier, Bulle Ogier, Marie-France Pisier, Jacques Rivette, Eduardo de Gregorio, Henry James
Aka:
Céline et Julie vont en bateau - Phantom Ladies Over Paris
Studio:
BFI Video
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Countries:
France, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/09/2006
Run Time:
192 minutes
Languages:
French
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • New filmed introduction by Jonathan Romney on Rivette and Celine and Julie Go Boating
  • Toute la memoire du monde (Alan Resnais, 1956, 20 mins)
  • The Haunted Curiosity Shop (RW Paul, 1901, 2 mins, silent)
Disc 1:
This disc includes the main feature
Disc 2:
This disc includes the special features
BBFC:
Release Date:
20/11/2017
Run Time:
194 minutes
Languages:
French LPCM Stereo
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • A newly commissioned feature length commentary by film scholar Adrian Martin (2017)
  • Jonathan Romney on Rivette and Celine and Julie Go Boating (2006, 19 mins)
  • Toute la memoire du monde (Alain Resnais, 1956, 22 mins)
  • The Haunted Curiosity Shop (WR Booth, 1901, 2 mins)

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Reviews (4) of Celine and Julie Go Boating

Girls Misbehaving - Celine and Julie Go Boating review by MW

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22/04/2016

A very slow comedy of sorts made all the more ponderous by a plot involving endless repetitions of scenes in which the two kooky heroines learn a little more each time about a fantasy mystery which they conjure up by the sucking of a magic sweet. There's a faint, pleasing whiff of Magritte in the look and absurdity of the movie but this overlong shaggy dog story would have benefited from a seriously ruthless editor.

2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Silly surreal - Celine and Julie Go Boating review by RhysH

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20/03/2018

Celine (Juliet Bero) and Julie (Dominique Labourier) collide rather than just meet and enter into a strange rather childish relationship. They get caught up in a weird domestic melodrama that repeats and repeats throughout the film. So far so surreal, the lead performances are strong, sometimes I imagine improvised but they don't always capture the sense of strange in the piece, the surreal sometimes becomes just silly.

This is a mid-period picture from Jacques Rivette running for three hours and nine minutes dwarfed by a later work "La Belle Noiseuse" (1991) which runs for four hours and falling well short of a piece conceived for TV, twelve hours and forty minutes.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Enigmatic? - Celine and Julie Go Boating review by NW

Spoiler Alert
18/01/2012

External events meant that I could not watch this right through – it is well over three hours long – and I shall try again another day. It is beautifully, if enigmatically, filmed with a delightful dottiness of action which does start rather slow and puzzling. You need to watch in an unhurried mood and I shall certainly return to it.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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