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Cléo from 5 to 7

Cléo de 5 à 7

Directed by Agnès Varda
France, Italy, 1962


Over the course of two hours, a beautiful singer best known by her stage name Cléo Victoire tries to occupy her time around the city of Paris while waiting for test results from her doctor.

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Cléo from 5 to 7 Directed by Agnès Varda
Every so often, usually while walking around Toronto on a busy day, I’ll be struck by the vividness and accuracy of Agnès Varda’s singular portrayal of a day in the life (barely two hours, really, making it even more remarkable) spent in the various layers and spaces of the urban environment.
June 21, 2017
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The film often reveals something about human nature not through pathos but tongue-in-cheek humor. Yet the film’s best moments combine both, at the same time or in a sudden, breathtaking shift as mercurial and moody as its heroine.
September 22, 2016
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Varda has placed her warm, witty personality front and center in many of her documentaries, but her charm bubbles to the surface even in this fictive tragedy, charting a few hours in the life of a woman faced suddenly with the certainty of her death.
July 09, 2015
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