Foreign Language: Cléo From 5 to 7
Featuring cameos from French cinema icons Jean Luc Godard and Anna Karina, plus a soundtrack by Michel Legrand (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg), Cléo from 5 to 7 is a perfect introduction to those who may not have previously encountered Agnès Varda.
For longtime fans, it’s a rare chance to see the godmother of the French New Wave’s classic on the big screen. Blending cinema vérité and melodrama, Varda follows her protagonist, the beautiful singer Cléo, wandering around Paris, struggling with her existence awaiting the results of a biopsy.
“The rerelease of Agnès Varda’s 1961 classic underscores its claim to be a pioneering glory of the new wave.” – The Guardian
Women in Film
In the centenary year of the 1918 suffrage act, celebrating women’s voices has never been more important. With this in mind, we present a season dedicated entirely to women in film. All the films in this season are directed or co-directed by women, and most are female-focused in their narrative.