France/Italy |1962 | 90 mins.| d. Agnes Varda
Introduced by Helen McGregor. Agnès Varda’s second feature Cléo de 5 à 7 follows the brief odyssey of a spoiled young pop singer as she awaits the verdict of a medical examination for cancer. It is a journey that takes her through a world of appearances, with friends, colleagues and strangers, as she passes the time before her hospital appointment. As Cléo observes a life suddenly rendered temporary, she moves to a realisation of her identity beneath her own public mask.