Cleo From 5 to 7:

Varda's Voyages

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Thursday, October 19 | 5:30 pm


The incandescent breakthrough feature from celebrated Left Bank filmmaker Agnès Varda (Faces Places)—wife of OKCMOA French Film Month’s featured auteur, Jacques Demy (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg)—Cleo From 5 to 7 adopts an innovative real-time structure to chronicle two crucial hours in one woman’s life. Intimate and impressionistic, the film follows a beautiful young singer (Corinne Marchand) as she nervously awaits the results of a biopsy procedure. Shifting deftly between tones and genres—a stylistic hallmark of the French New Wave movement—Varda creates a beguiling mix of musical comedy, heartfelt melodrama, and neorealist inspired city-symphony. Featuring cameos from Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina with a score by longtime Demy-collaborator, Michel Legrand, Cleo From 5 to 7 effortlessly captures the spirit of Paris in the early 1960s, while heralding the emergence of a new and singular cinematic voice.


Director Agnès Varda | 1962 | In French with English subtitles | 90 minutes | NR | DCP

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