Virtual CinéSalon
Cléo from 5 to 7

Cléo de 5 à 7

Tuesday, February 23–Monday, March 1, 2021
Available on Eventive

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: “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