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The Best Film’s You’ve Never Seen: ‘Cléo from 5 to 7’

July 24 @ 6:00 pm

Agnès Varda’s highly influential French new wave music drama Cléo from 5 to 7 will screen at The Capitol on Wednesday, July 24 as the next title in The Best Films You’ve Never Seen series.

Set across one evening in wistful, summertime Paris, young singer Cléo Victoire traipses around city streets, cafes, and apartments, awaiting the results of a biopsy that she is certain will reveal cancer.

Cléo visits a fortune teller, goes shopping with her maid, attends band practice, interacts with strangers, and soaks up Parisienne life while grappling with a sense of doom.

This screening will open with an introduction from RMIT Cinema Studies academic Adrian Danks, who will explore the film’s cultural legacy and discuss why Cléo from 5 to 7 was voted number 14 in Sight and Sound’s Greatest Films of All Time list, and as the second greatest film of all time by a woman in a BBC poll of film experts.