France | 90 min | NR | DCP | Dir. Agnes Varda
As essential piece of French New Wave cinema, Agnes Varda's CLÉO FROM 5 TO 7 is a portrait of a young Parisian pop star awaiting results of a cancer diagnosis. In real time the film goes through 90 minutes of Cléo's fizzy routine and lifestyle, cast in a melancholy pall by the possible diagnosis. With great visual style, the film captures a unique snapshot of 1960s Paris. Varda is notable not only as a rare woman in the French New Wave, but as one of its most important, valued, members.
"Varda is sometimes referred to as the godmother of the French New Wave...Nothing could be more unfair. Varda is its very soul... Released in 1962, [CLEO FROM 5 TO 7] seems as innovative and influential as any New Wave film." -Roger Ebert