Cléo, a singer prone to hypochondria, becomes increasingly worried that she might have cancer while awaiting test results from her doctor.
Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the 60’s with this real-time portrait of a Cléo (Corinne Marchand) set adrift in the city as she waits for news. A chronicle of the minutes of one woman’s life, Cléo from 5 to 7 is a spirited mix of vérité and melodrama, featuring a score by Michel Legrand and cameos by Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina.
“While many early New Wave films had a jaunty boldness of style, Varda in this film shows a sensibility to subtly developing emotions.” — Roger Ebert
Director Agnès Varda
Script Agnès Varda
Producers Georges de Beauregard, Carlo Ponti
Cast Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller, Dominique Davray, Dorothée Blanck, Michel Legrand
1962 | France | 90 mins