At the Brattle Theatre this weekend you have an opportunity to catch one of the greatest and most enigmatic masterpieces in French Cinema. Don't miss it. Jake Mulligan explains why.
Some films can't be described, or explained - they can only
be experienced. "Celine and Julie Go
Boating" is such a film.
Based on two Henry James novellas, François Truffaut's The Green Room (1978) isn't considered one of his greats, but it's still a charming and
affecting parable of grief and loss, and it hardly ever gets shown. Truffaut
himself plays a WWI vet and widower who retreats to the title room, where he
amuses himself with his wife's possessions and pictures of battlefield
casualties - until Nathalie Baye enters his life.