Cléo from 5 to 7

Directed by Agnès Varda
1962
France, Italy
90 minutes
Unclassified 15+
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Selected for Competition at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival, Cléo from 5 to 7 became immediately emblematic of the French New Wave and the burgeoning feminist movement.

Agnès Varda described her second feature as "a portrait of a woman painted onto a documentary about Paris". A coquettish pop star Cléo (the stunning Corinne Marchand) is riddled with anxiety as she awaits medical results. Restless and alone, she takes to the streets, observing the city and its inhabitants. As Cléo moves through the hours of 5 to 7pm, Varda's heroine shifts from being an object of others' attentions to an active participant in the world. An enduring film within Varda's wider filmography, Cléo From 5 to 7 remains an example of her distinctive artistic style and a radical break with social, gender and cinematic traditions.

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Also screening at the festival is Varda’s last work Varda by Agnès

A dazzlingly audacious vérité adventure in the streets of Paris
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
In fusing Cléo’s intricate consciousness with the teeming vitality of city life and the fine grain of daily activity, Varda displays her vast artistic inspiration and expands the power of the cinema itself
Richard Brody, The New Yorker

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Thu 13 June
8:30pm
Dendy Opera Quays Cinema 2
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Program Strand
Viva Varda, French Films
Original Title
Cléo de 5 à 7
Year
1962
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
France, Italy
Language
In French with English subtitles
Director
Agnès Varda
Producer
Agnès Varda
Cast
Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller, Dorothée Blank
Screenwriter
Agnès Varda
Cinematographer
Jean Rabier
Editor
Janine Verneau
Genre
Women Directors, Cinephile, Focus on Women, Retrospective
Company Credits
World Sales: MK2 Films
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