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Cléo from 5 to 7

Agnès Varda

 
  • France
  • 1962
  • 89 minutes
  • 1.66:1
  • French
  •  
  • Spine #73

Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties 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.

Disc Features

  • New, restored digital transfer, supervised and approved by director Agnès Varda
  • Remembrances (2005), a documentary on the making of the film, featuring interviews with Varda and actors Corinne Marchand and Antoine Bourseiller
  • Gallery of paintings by Hans Baldung Grien, whose work inspired the character of Cléo
  • Excerpt from a 1993 French television program featuring Madonna and Varda talking about the film
  • Cléo’s Real Path Through Paris (2005), a short film retracing, on a motorcycle, Cléo’s steps through Paris
  • Les fiancés du pont Macdonald (1961), a short film directed by Varda, featuring some of her new wave colleagues, with Varda explaining why the film was featured in Cléo
  • L’opéra Mouffe (1958), an early short by Varda, with a score by Georges Delerue
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A new essay by Adrian Martin and a written introduction by Agnès Varda

Film Essays

Cléo from 5 to 7: Passionate Time

By Adrian Martin January 21, 2008

There have been many films, from Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope (1948) to Alexander Sokurov’s Russian Ark (2002), devoted to the challenge of capturing or reconstituting the experience of “real time.” . . . Read more »


Film Essays

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Cléo from 5 to 7

By Molly Haskell May 15, 2000

Agnes Varda’s Cléo from 5 to 7, the first fully-achieved feature by the woman who would become the premiere female director of her generation, dazzled when it opened, and looks even more timely . . . Read more »

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Did You See This?

September 23, 2016

To celebrate the beginning of autumn this week, the BFI has published a list of ten films set during the season, including Douglas Sirk’s All That Heaven Allows, Yasujiro Ozu’s An Autumn . . . Read more »


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Anna Karina’s Closet Picks

May 06, 2016

Yesterday, we had the great honor of hosting the incomparable Anna Karina. Read more »


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Repertory Pick: Agnès Varda in Rochester

January 21, 2016

Next week, the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York, will kick off Agnès Varda: (Self)-Portraits, Facts and Fiction, a monthlong series celebrating the pioneering . . . Read more »


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Agnès Varda Is Everywhere!

October 09, 2015

Agnès Varda keeps popping up in the most unexpected places. Read more »


Photo Galleries


Photo Galleries

Black and White in Color

February 06, 2013


Cléo From Screen to Stage

October 01, 2009

Agnès Varda’s 1962 New Wave masterpiece Cléo from 5 to 7 has gotten a dramatic reinterpretation from Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, stage directors and founders of New York’s Big Dance Theater. . . . Read more »


Clippings

AGNÈS’S SANDS OF TIME

July 02, 2009

This week, Agnès Varda’s beguiling new film, the autobiographical documentary The Beaches of Agnès, makes its U.S. premiere at New York’s Film Forum, and for the occasion A. O. Scott has . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Cléo from 5 to 7: Passionate Time

By Adrian Martin January 21, 2008

There have been many films, from Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope (1948) to Alexander Sokurov’s Russian Ark (2002), devoted to the challenge of capturing or reconstituting the experience of “real time.” . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Currentthumb_92_thumbnail

Cléo from 5 to 7

By Molly Haskell May 15, 2000

Agnes Varda’s Cléo from 5 to 7, the first fully-achieved feature by the woman who would become the premiere female director of her generation, dazzled when it opened, and looks even more timely . . . Read more »

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