CAPFILM: CLÉO FROM 5 TO 7
Agnès Varda’s 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.
A NOTE ABOUT THIS FILM
by Robert Delaney, Film Arts Programmer
Agnès Varda is one of the most fiercely beloved filmmakers of the French New Wave movement. Cleo From 5 to 7 is a fascinating snapshot of 1960s Paris, where the film seamlessly blends into the city. Varda was productive for decades, and the film is a great window into her early career. The film has such rhythm, energy and style, aided by Corinne Marchand’s standout performance, and the fantastic musical score by Michel Legrand.
Image, Sound and Silence: An Art House Film Series
Art House Film is one of the most bold, dynamic and influential parts of cinema history. While its impact on filmmaking is significant, it is extremely broad, can be challenging to access, and may be difficult to know where to begin. This series—the first of its kind to be presented at the Appell Center—is designed as an introduction, opening the door for our audiences into the wide world of the Art House.
We will explore pivotal film movements like Iranian New Wave, French New Wave and Italian Neorealism. We will screen films across different eras, going back to the late 1920s and forward to the early 2000s. We will celebrate national film traditions from around the globe and filmmakers who have made far-reaching impressions on world cinema.
Whether you are completely new to these films or have seen them many times before, we hope to create a community around this series; encouraging audiences to share their thoughts through discussion following the full theatrical experience and sparking a continued sense of creative exploration.
Upcoming Films in this Series:
- Where is the Friend’s House (February 25)
- Late Spring (March 10)
- In the Mood for Love (May 5)
- Bicycle Thieves (June 9)
- The Passion of Joan of Arc (June 23)