November 1, 2018
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WOMEN IN FILM:Gendre Redefined Film Series presents Cleo from 5 to 7
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Cleo de 5 a 7 (Cleo from 5 to 7)
Directed by Agnes Varda, France, 1962.
Cleo may have cancer. And in the hours leading to the appointment with her doctor for the inevitable prognosis, Agnes Varda's shrewd lens follows her through the streets of Paris. An ode to looking at being looked at, to the limitations and benefits of female beauty, Varda's 1962 film predates feminist theories of "the gaze" that would surface by the mid-seventies. Trained as a photographer, Varda's work is known for its exquisite composition, impeccable editing, and emotional rawness. If Varda is new to you, Cleo de 5 a 7 is a good place to start.