Combustible Celluloid
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With: Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller, Dominique Davray, Dorothée Blank, Michel Legrand, José Luis de Villalonga, Loye Payen, Renée Duchateau, Lucienne Le Marchand, Serge Korber, Robert Postee
Written by: Agnes Varda
Directed by: Agnes Varda
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Language: French with English subtitles
Running Time: 90
Date: 04/11/1962

Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)

4 Stars (out of 4)

Time Passenger

By Jeffrey M. Anderson

It was lovely to see this masterpiece from Varda just after having interviewed her about her newest film The Gleaners and I. In Cleo, the title character waits around for two hours before meeting her doctor to hear whether or not she has cancer. Varda uses her documentary skills to take an objective approach to the material, rather than a sentimental one. It's amazing how much can happen in two hours.

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