By Steven Ungar
From Amazon: "Cléo de five à 7, Agnes Varda’s vintage paintings of 1962 depicts, in close to actual time, 90 mins within the lifetime of Cléo, a tender lady in Paris anticipating the result of scientific exams that she fears will determine a deadly situation. The movie, whose visible good looks suits its evocation of early 5th Republic Paris, was once an enormous element of reference for the French New Wave although Varda, the one significant woman French director of the interval, by no means thought of herself a member of the center Cahiers du Cinéma workforce of critics became filmmakers. Ungar offers an in depth examining of the movie and situates it in its social, political and cinematic context, tracing Varda’s early profession as a scholar of paintings heritage and a photographer, the historical past of post-war French movie, and the long Algerian struggle to which Cléo’s health and wellbeing matters and goals to develop into a pop singer make her kind of oblivious. His examine is the 1st to set a interpreting of Cléo’s formal and technical complexity along an research of its prestige as a record of a selected historic moment."
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