Cléo from 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7) preceded by Les dites cariatides 

Cléo from 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7) preceded by Les dites cariatides 

Cléo from 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7) 
Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the 1960s 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, who would make the iconic, Paris-set Band of Outsiders (1964) together just two years later. 

DIRECTED/WRITTEN BY: Agnès Varda. WITH: Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller, Dominique Davray. 1962. 90 min. France/Italy. B&W, Color. French. DCP. 

Preceded by  

Les dites cariatides 
Varda’s elegant investigation of female and male sculptures dignified within the architecture of Paris is manifested against a poetically composed soundtrack, voiceover, and array of carefully examined images. Historical context around the sculptures is shared through dimensional storytelling by Varda, and her continuous effort to perceive subjects with genuine curiosity enables viewers to perceive the stationary sculptural subjects through the scope of humane appreciation. 

DIRECTED BY: Agnès Varda. WRITTEN BY: Charles Baudelaire and Agnès Varda. 1984. 13 min. France. Color. French. Digital. 

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