#496: Celine and Julie Go Boating

mxcfetlvferhzqz5kvumhe5zuyf#496 – Celine and Julie Go Boating, (Céline et Julie vont en bateau), 1974, Jacques Rivette
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A mysteriously linked pair of young women find their daily lives pre-empted by a strange boudoir melodrama that plays itself out in a hallucinatory parallel reality.

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#766: La Belle Noiseuse

dru4itv62o2cpcr2zpvmpkkcnh5#766 – La Belle Noiseuse, 1991, Jacques Rivette
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The former famous painter Frenhofer lives quietly with his wife on his countryside residence in the French Provence. When the young artist Nicolas visits him with his girlfriend Marianne, Frenhofer decides to start again the work on a painting he long ago stopped: La Belle Noiseuse. And he wants Marianne as model. The now starting creative process changes life for everyone. It is a struggle for truth, life and sense, and the question where the limits of arts are or whether art is limitless.