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Cleo From 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7)1961

Cleo From 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7) (1961)



Critic Consensus: Cleo from 5 to 7 represents a beautifully filmed highlight of the French New Wave that encapsulates the appeal of the era while departing from its narrative conventions.

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A spoiled and beautiful young pop singer wanders across Paris while awaiting the results of a medical test that may show she has cancer.


Corinne Marchand
as Florence/ 'Cléo Victoire'
Dorothée Blank
as Dorothée
Michel Legrand
as Bob the Pianist
Robert Postec
as Dr. Valineau
Anna Karina
as Actress in Comedy Film
Alan Scott
as Actor in Comedy Film
Jean-Luc Godard
as Actor in Comedy Film
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Critic Reviews for Cleo From 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7)

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (11)

Filming the sights (and sounds) of Paris with voracious visual delight, Varda embraces the turbulent distractions of public life, even as she filters them through Cleo's shattered consciousness.

April 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Definitely a document from lost-past times.

May 6, 2010 | Rating: 4/5

The Parisian streetscapes are beautiful and thrilling, and the tarot scene at the beginning, combined with overheard fragments of anxious city lives, give this something of TS Eliot.

April 30, 2010 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Race to see Agnes Varda's exquisite 1962 New Wave masterpiece, about an hour and a half in the life of a gorgeous, possibly dying chanteuse.

April 29, 2010 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

One of the Nouvelle Vague's boldest achievements.

April 29, 2010 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Like many New Wave films, Cléo from 5 to 7 alternates between ambiguity and charm on the one hand, vagueness and whimsy on the other.

April 29, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Cleo From 5 to 7 (Cléo de 5 à 7)

Varda's direction is impeccable, with a wonderful attention to the mise-en-scène, camera movements and use of mirrors to show an absorbing real-time hour-and-a-half (not two hours as the title indicates) in the life of a narcissistic singer forced to face the emptiness of her life.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


an absolute delight and my current favorite french new wave. wonderful energy and amazing camerawork as we follow a rather shallow popstar in real time as she tries to come to terms with her life while wandering the streets of paris. vive le varda!

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer


while the plot is quite simple, a young capricious woman awaiting test results, this is filmmaking at its finest. varda creates a new fiction by merging real time, cinema verite, and multiperspectives. WOW!

Stefanie C
Stefanie C

Super Reviewer

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