Women on the Periphery
Cleo from 5 to 7 PG
|Sun 29 July||18:30 Intro|
Buy a Cinema Rediscovered Festival Pass: (this allows you to book tickets for any of the 30+ Cinema Rediscovered events from Thu 26 - Sun 29 July - including Cleo from 5 to 7 - subject to availability, conditions apply). Pass prices: £90.00 full / £65.00 concessions and under 24s.
The hours of 5 to 7 is when Parisian men meet their mistresses, but Cleo (Corrine Marchand) has other concerns weighing on her mind. Waiting on the results of a cancer test, she wanders the streets of the city, in real-time, hoping to find solace in the faces of friends and strangers.
Photographed in striking black and white, Paris provides a stunning backdrop for the subdued tone of this iconic tale of one of cinema’s most memorable women on the periphery - Cleo is a screen flaneuse par excellence. Blending vérité and melodrama, Agnès Varda distinctly and deftly reveals the internal anguish of a modern woman in 1960s Paris. Featuring a dazzling score by Michel Legrand (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) and cameos by French New Wave darlings Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina.
With an introduction by Tara Judah, Watershed Cinema Producer