A pioneering classic of French New Wave, Agnès Varda’s this is a real-time portrait of Florence “Cléo” Victoire, a young, regal, fresh-faced singer adrift in the uncertainties of Paris on June 21st. While she is awaiting critical test results from her doctor, the film chronicles the wanderings and dialogues of a day in the life of Cléo, omitting neither the banal nor the beautiful. Cleo from 5 to 7 encapsulates the appeal of an era while departing from traditional narrative convention.
- Newlyn Filmhouse
France 1962 90m subtitles