Cléo from 5 to 7
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.