Dir. Agnès Varda, 1962, 89min, DCP
With Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller, Dominique Davray
In French with English subtitles
Agnès Varda, who died in March 2019, 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 and cameos by Jean-Luc Godard, Anna Karina, and the composer himself. (Synopsis courtesy Janus Films/The Criterion Collection)
Nominated for Palme D’or at the 1962 Cannes Film Festival
“The film is superbly playful, poking occasional holes in its own carefully built illusion of cascading moments” – Criterion
“real-time tour de force” – The New York Times
Cleo from 5 to 7 – Trailer from FIAF on Vimeo.