Cléo from 5 to 7 is the second movie of Agnès Varda. It is as much a postcard of Paris during the 1960s as the story of a personal drama about existential questions.
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 than sex. She is counting the minutes until she learns the result of a medical test….
WHEN: 2nd and 3rd July 21.30
Open Air Cinema –Municipal Cinema Garden, Papandreou, Chania
Ticket: € 5,-
Entitled to a free entry card for 12 screenings:
Unemployed with OAED card |People with ΑΜΕΑ card
Children up to 12 years of age | People over 65
Tel. 2821 034200
The story starts with the young singer, Florence “Cléo” Victoire, at 5pm on June 21, waiting to hear the results of a medical test that will possibly confirm a diagnosis of cancer. During the two hours, until she is meeting the doctor, she wanders in the streets of Paris.
The film is noted for dealing with themes of existentialism, including discussions of mortality, the idea of despair, and leading a meaningful life. The film also has a strong feminine viewpoint raising questions about how women are perceived, especially in French society. Mirrors appear frequently to symbolize self-obsession, which Cléo embodies.