CLÉO FROM 5 TO 7 by Agnes Varda, 1962 – the first new wave director
Released in 1962, Cleo seems as innovative and influential as any New Wave film. It was written directed and produced by Agnes Varda, the soul of the new wave. In France, the afternoon hours from five to seven are known as the hours when lovers meet. On this afternoon, nothing could be further from Cleo’s mind. She is counting out the minutes until she learns the results from tests she believes will tell her she is dying from cancer. ‘s “Cleo from 5 to 7” is filmed in real time as Cleo walks through 1962 Paris.