Cleo from 5 to 7
Cléo de 5 à 7
Agnès Varda’s (almost) real-time chronicle of a woman awaiting medical test results while wandering the streets of Paris.
Dir Agnès Varda
With Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller, Michel Legrand
Varda’s gem chronicles two hours spent by a singer as she makes her way to hospital to get the results of an important medical test. That her predicament feels genuine – despite a magical interlude when she suddenly sings Sans toi – is due less to the use of (almost) real-time than to the documentary-style depiction of the folk populating the Parisian streets that Cléo passes through.