Cleo de 5 a 7
Cleo From 5 To 7
Directed by Agnes Varda
This is one of those films where the premise is a lot more interesting than the actual movie. The idea of a woman wandering Paris while she waits to see if she has cancer actually sounds pretty intriguing. However, I must confess I was bored for 70% of the film.
I will say that the main actress, Corinne Marchand, is absolutely stunning in this movie and gives a great performance that might have won her an Oscar today.
I don't know what it is about these French New Wave directors, but they seem to be incapable of keeping my attention. I suppose that means I will not be allowed to enter a stuffy intellectual club any time soon. Still, I have never been good at faking enthusiasm and most of these movies are dull, dull, dull. There are notable exceptions of course.
Anyway, I am in one of my complaining moods so I will sign off now. Great performance, boring film.
Godard makes a cameo appearance in this film.