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Cléo from 5 to 7

Cléo de 5 à 7

Dir. Agnès Varda, 1962, 89 min

With Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller, Dominique Davray

In French with English subtitles

Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer (Corinne Marchand) set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy. A chronicle of the minutes of one woman’s life, Cléo from 5 to 7 is a spirited mix of vivid vérité and melodrama, featuring a score by Michel Legrand (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) and cameos by Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina.

Richard Peña, series curator: “As an actress anxiously awaits the results of a medical exam, her anxiety propels her into a number of chance encounters that bring her across the city, finally ending in a magical scene in Parc Montsouris. The delicious lightness of Agnès Varda’s camera weaves the sights and sounds of Paris into the very texture of the film.

A brilliant, pioneering film” – The Guardian

  • Year
  • Runtime
    89 minutes
  • Language
    French with English Subtitles
  • Country
  • Director
    Agnès Varda
  • Cast
    Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller, Dominique Davray