Sunday, June 5, 2011

Celine et Julie Vont en Bateau (Celine and Julie Go Boating) (1974): Or Why We've Been Talking about Jesusa

So if you consult the DoF bylaws, you'll see that if, for any reason, we cannot watch a film the random number generator thingie (aka, the God of Us) selects, we'll move onto a new selection, but give the dud its due. As it turns out, Celine et Julie Vont en Bateau (Celine and Julie Go Boating) was unavailable via Netflix or either of the libraries to which your loyal bloggers have access. Which is a bit of a surprise and a bummer, as it sounds pretty trippy.

According to imdb (aka, the Demigod of Us), this French flick includes young women, a "boudoir melodrama," and a "hallucinatory parallel reality." Sounds sort of like Performance except not WRETCHED. Wikipedia gives a bit more detail, hinting that the plot involves a ginger, a dropped scarf, and identity swapping. Methinks David Lynch saw this one before filming Mulholland Drive. Is there actual boating? A question that must remain unanswered.

My brainmate will have to fill us in on why the editors of 1001 (aka, the Cruel Slavemasters of Us) deemed this one worth watching, but for the life of me I can't comprehend why The Cow makes the cut and Celine and Julie are maddeningly elusive.

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