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Cleo From 5 To 7

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Poignant and exquisitely detailed...

While the likes of Godard and Truffaut farted around in their no-girls-allowed New Wave treehouse, Agnès Varda was quietly making films like this delicate, real-time character study of a self-obsessed pop princess (Corinne Marchand) nervously awaiting the results of a cancer biopsy.

It has the jump cuts, dolly zooms, jazzysoundtrack and va-va-voom Parisian setting – but as Cleo kills time shopping for hats, it’s far less pretentious than it might sound.

A poignant, exquisitely detailed paean to just getting on with life in the face of death.

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