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Welcome to the Film and TV Society’s regular Thursday screening for the 2020/21 academic year! Discussion will follow each film over zoom, a great space for discussing your ideas. Alternatively, treat the discussion like a podcast and just sit back to listen to other students’ thoughts.
Agnès Varda’s 1962 film is a classic of French Left Bank Cinema. The story follows Cléo (Corinne Marchand), a successful pop singer, in the hours from 5:00pm until 6:30pm on June the 21st as she waits for the results of a test that may diagnose her with cancer. Cléo rehearses, goes hat shopping and meets a soldier among other things in this almost real-time drama. The beauty of her Parisian lifestyle often gives way to more profound ideas of mortality that bubble under the surface of the film, giving a rare example of an insightful character study into a female protagonist for a film of the period.