Next Cinema Chat Film – Cléo from 5 to 7

The next Cinema Chat film will be Cléo from 5 to 7, directed by Agnès Varda and starring Corinne Marchand. As usual, Cinema Chat will be held on the second Saturday of the month (September 13th) at 6:00 PM in The Chapel of Our Merciful Savior on the corner of 15th and G Streets in Eureka. Description from Wikipedia:

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Cléo from 5 to 7

Directed by Agnès Varda
Produced by Georges de Beauregard
Starring Corinne Marchand
Antoine Bourseiller
Dominique Davray
Dorothée Blanc
Michel Legrand
Music by Michel Legrand
Cinematography Jean Rabier
Alain Levent
Edited by Rose Sokol
Janine Verneau
Release date(s)
11 April 1962
Running time 90 minutes
Country France
Italy
Language French

Cléo from 5 to 7 (French: Cléo de 5 à 7) is a 1962 Left Bank film by Agnès Varda.[1] The story starts with a young singer, Florence “Cléo” Victoire, at 5pm on June 22, as she waits until 6:30pm to hear the results of a medical test that will possibly confirm a diagnosis of cancer. The film is noted for its handling of several of the themes of existentialism, including discussions of mortality, the idea of despair, and leading a meaningful life. The film has a strong feminine viewpoint and raises questions about how women are perceived. The role of mirrors are prevalent to symbolize self-obsession.

The film includes cameos by Jean-Luc Godard, Anna Karina, Eddie Constantine and Jean-Claude Brialy as characters in the silent film Raoul shows Cléo and Dorothée, while composer Michel Legrand, who wrote the film’s score, plays “Bob the pianist”. It was entered into the 1962 Cannes Film Festival.

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Also, here are some writings on Cléo from 5 to 7 for some intellectual stimulation and enjoyment:

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-cleo-from-5-to-7-1962

http://www.slantmagazine.com/film/review/cleo-from-5-to-7

http://sensesofcinema.com/2002/great-directors/varda/

http://www.academia.edu/1133031/Deleuze_and_Varda_Everyday_Subjectivity_and_Objectivity_Cleo_from_5_to_7_and_Vagabond

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