Cléo From 5 to 7
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 womans 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.
"Varda transforms the typical French cinema gamine into a complex, tragic figure: the girl who's all too good at playing plaything, forced to face the hollowness of her youth." - Ed Halter, Village Voice
"One of the Nouvelle Vague's boldest achievements." - David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
"...stands apart from the French New Wave in that it is very much the story of a woman, not about a woman." - Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
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