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Céline et Julie vont en bateau

Jacques Rivette France, 1974

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Mixing Lewis Carroll with the doctrine of eternal recurrence, time is a flat circle in this classic from Rivette. A librarian and a magician, swapping roles and even a lover, recreate a murder mystery one recovered memory at a time, ultimately stepping into and hijacking the plot for themselves. Decades before Mulholland Drive or Eternal Sunshine... CaJGB redefined what could be accomplished through film narrative.