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Cleo from 5 to 7

Cleo de 5 à 7

Cleo recounts two hours in the life of a French pop singer (Corinne Marchand) while she waits to learn from her doctor as to whether or not she is suffering from a terminal illness. Beautifully shot and realised, the film presents a heightened view of Paris as every trivial incident takes on a new significance for the heroine. Underrated at the time of its release and unjustly neglected since, Cleo is not only the major New Wave film by a woman director, but a key work of that exciting periodomoving, lyrical and mysterious.

France, 1962.
English subtitles.
Black and white.
90 min.

Plus Les Dites Caryatides, a short documentary about Paris street art.

France, 1984.
English subtitles.
Colour.
13 min.

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