November 8: Cléo de 5 à 7

Thursday, November 8 | 8PM Cléo de 5 à 7 aka Cléo From 5 to 7  France 1962 d. Agnès Varda with  Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller, Dominique Davray, Dorothée Blanc and Michel Legrand. In French with English subtitles. Black and white. 90 m

“Agnes Varda’s Cléo from 5 to 7, the first fully-achieved feature by the woman who would become the premiere female director of her generation, dazzled when it opened, and looks even more timely today in its tackling of the fashionable subject of female identity as a function of how women see and are seen by the world. Its appearance in 1962 signaled Varda’s participation in the collective burst of talent that made the early sixties one of the most exciting and creative periods the cinema has ever known.”  Molly Haskell

Links:  IMDB  Wikipedia

See Also:  La Jetée aka The Jetty (Marker, 1962), Vivre sa vie aka My Life To Live(Godard, 1962), Une aussi longue absence aka The Long Absence (Colpi, 1962)