Cléo from 5 to 7

Cléo from 5 to 7

France | 1962 | 90 minutes | Agnès Varda

February 1, 2020

The Restless Curiosity of Agnès Varda

Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the '60s 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.

Description courtesy of Janus Films

"From recounting just the bare bones of what is seen on Cleo's journey around Paris on that sad day, Varda's endless and insatiable curiosity is perceivable and that is the real key. Such curiosity in the everyday—in things, thoughts and wanders—is really the mission statement of Varda's filmmaking as a whole and it was Cleo who first walked it into being."—Adam Scovell, Little White Lies

  • Director: Agnès Varda
  • Principal Cast: Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller, Dominique Davray
  • Country: France, Italy
  • Year: 1962
  • Running Time: 90 minutes
  • Screenplay: Agnès Varda
  • Language: French
  • Has Subtitles: Yes