Cléo from 5 to 7

Cléo from 5 to 7

January 17, 2024
The clock is ticking and ticking and ticking...

Details About the Film

This film is part of the series Passport: Scenes From the French New Wave

Agnès Varda’s first New Wave feature, Cléo from 5 to 7, blends documentary techniques and narrative experimentation to depict a real-time portrait of a woman set adrift in Paris. Pampered pop singer Cléo Victoire (Corinne Marchand) spends two hours considering her mortality as she awaits news of a possible cancer diagnosis. Fearful of losing her beauty, Cléo must consider what womanhood is without the adoring gazes of others. Cléo from 5 to 7 marked the start of Varda’s career-long commitment of deconstructing how the camera can come to define the image of a woman.

Director(s): Agnès Varda
Starring: Corinne Marchand, Dominique Davray, Antoine Bourseiller
Year Released: 1962
Runtime: 90 minutes
Country: France, Italy
Language(s): French with English subtitles
Accessibility Options: ListenTech (Hearing Impaired / Personal Amplified Audio Receiver w/optional T-Coil loop)