This film is not currently scheduled to screen at New Park.
This enduring classic of French cinema from the grandmother of the new wave stars Corinne Marchand as the eponymous heroine, a singer who whiles away a couple of hours in the cafés, shops and streets of Paris awaiting the results of medical tests.
The premise is deceptively simple – Cleo (Marchand) is a young, reasonably successful chanteuse living a seemingly gilded lifestyle in the Paris of the early Sixties. But on the day in question she’s waiting for the results of a medical examination and is afraid she may be diagnosed with cancer. In a striking opening sequence, she visits a back-street fortune teller for a Tarot reading – and the omens aren’t good. From then on, the film unfolds more or less in real time, taking us through the streets of Paris as a beautiful summer’s evening begins. Featuring a memorable score by Oscar-nominated composer Michel Legrand, the film paints a beguiling and stylish portrait of the French capital at the height of the sixties. (Subtitles)
We hope to welcome a visiting speaker to introduce this film and the work of Agnès Varda.
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