Cleo From 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7) (1961)

Cleo From 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7) (1961)

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A spoiled and beautiful young pop singer wanders across Paris while awaiting the results of a medical test that may show she has cancer.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
On DVD:
Runtime:
Studio:
Zenith International Films

Cast

Jean-Luc Godard
as Actor in Comedy Film
Anna Karina
as Actress in Comedy Film
Corinne Marchand
as Florence/ 'Cléo Victoire'
Alan Scott
as Actor in Comedy Film
Michel Legrand
as Bob the Pianist
Dorothée Blank
as Dorothée
Lucienne Le Marchand
as Taxi Driver
Dorothée Blanc
as Dorothee
Robert Postec
as Dr. Valineau
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Critic Reviews for Cleo From 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7)

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (3)

Varda transforms the typical French cinema gamine into a complex, tragic figure: the girl who's all too good at playing plaything, forced to face the hollowness of her youth.

Full Review… | November 21, 2006
Village Voice
Top Critic

Not every minute is as spirited as Varda would like us to believe, but in the cinema of enchantment this ranks pretty high.

Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Generally, Mlle. Varda is so absorbed with her camera stunts, as she is in that scene in the hat shop or when she is screening that comedy short, that the essential concentration on the heroine is neglected and the interest lost.

Full Review… | May 8, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

...stands apart from the French New Wave in that it is very much the story of a woman, not about a woman.

Full Review… | May 21, 2015
LarsenOnFilm

[VIDEO ESSAY] The filmic transportation from the "ephemeral" to the "miraculous" - from the disguised to the unveiled - speaks volumes in unaffected feminist terms about female reality in Paris in 1961.

Full Review… | July 25, 2014
ColeSmithey.com

The locations, costumes, and fantastic cinematography and editing present a time-capsule of pure wow.

Full Review… | November 14, 2013
StaciWilson.com

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

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 Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

½

an absolute delight and my current favorite french new wave. wonderful energy and amazing camerawork as we follow a rather shallow popstar in real time as she tries to come to terms with her life while wandering the streets of paris. vive le varda!

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

½

while the plot is quite simple, a young capricious woman awaiting test results, this is filmmaking at its finest. varda creates a new fiction by merging real time, cinema verite, and multiperspectives. WOW!

Stefanie C
Stefanie C

Super Reviewer

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