Cleo From 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7) 1961

Cleo From 5 to 7

Critics Consensus

Cleo from 5 to 7 represents a beautifully filmed highlight of the French New Wave that encapsulates the appeal of the era while departing from its narrative conventions.

96%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 27

89%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 5,302
User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

Cleo From 5 to 7 Photos

Movie Info

Selfish pop singer Cléo (Corinne Marchand) has two hours to wait until the results of her biopsy come back. After an ominous tarot card reading, she visits her friends, all of whom fail to give her the emotional support she needs. Wandering around Paris, she finally finds comfort talking with a soldier in a park. On leave from the Algerian War, his troubles put hers in perspective. As they talk and walk, Cléo comes to terms with her selfishness, finding peace before the results come back.

Cast & Crew

Dorothee Blank
Dorothée
Jean-Claude Brialy
L'infirmier (uncredited)
Eddie Constantine
L'arroseur (uncredited)
Danièle Delorme
La vendeuse de fleurs (uncredited)
Sami Frey
Le croque-mort (uncredited)
Agnès Varda
Director
Show all Cast & Crew

News & Interviews for Cleo From 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7)

Critic Reviews for Cleo From 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7)

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (26) | Rotten (1)

Audience Reviews for Cleo From 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7)

  • Feb 23, 2016
    Varda's direction is impeccable, with a wonderful attention to the mise-en-scène, camera movements and use of mirrors to show an absorbing real-time hour-and-a-half (not two hours as the title indicates) in the life of a narcissistic singer forced to face the emptiness of her life.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 20, 2014
    This was my first encounter with Agnes Varda's work in the sixties. Being impressed with later documentary pieces, I was not surprised to find a terribly watchable film that outlines a mere two hours in the life of one singer.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 09, 2011
    Enchanting. A joyous and experimental story grabbing some features from the cinéma vérité movement and applying it to create a new way to create fiction, improvising in its friskiness with shape and structure, playing with colors, shadows and music, and displaying terrific cameos. 99/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer
  • Nov 04, 2009
    While waiting for the result of a biopsy, the French singer Cléo, visits a fortune teller; drinks coffee and buys a new hat with her housekeeper; is visited by her lover and her composers; visits her model friend Dorothée; learning much from her, who poses nude for sculptors, and a passing soldier named Antoine whom she meets by accident in the park. We follow her for these two hours of her life, as she cruises through the streets of Paris on foot, by cars and taxis, from one place to the next. She finally, becomes a subject instead of being an object: Cleo's progress through the film develops from an almost narcissistic preoccupation with her own image- the first part of the film is full of mirrors and reflections- through a more direct encounter with that world and its inhabitants.
    Anastasia B Super Reviewer

Cleo From 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7) Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides