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(aka 'Cléo de cinq à sept" or "Cleo dalle 5 alle 7" or "Cleo from 5 to 7')

directed by Agnès Varda
France / Italy 1961

Visionary of the French New Wave, Agnès Varda captures the atmosphere of Paris in the ’60s with this portrait of a singer searching for answers as she awaits test results from a biopsy. A chronicle of two crucial hours in one woman’s life, Cléo from 5 to 7 is a spirited mix of vivid vérité and melodrama. The film features a score by Michel Legrand (Umbrellas of Cherbourg) and cameos by Legrand, Jean-Luc Godard, and Anna Karina.

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Theatrical Release: November 29th, 1961

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DVD Review: Criterion - Region 0 - NTSC

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Distribution Criterion Collection Spine # 73 - Region 0 - NTSC
Runtime 1:29:40 
Video 1.55:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 6.24 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

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Audio French (Dolby Digital 2.0) 
Subtitles English, None
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Release Information:
Studio: Criterion / Home Vision

Aspect Ratio:
1.55:1

Edition Details:

• 6-page liner notes with essay by Molly Haskell

DVD Release Date: May 16th, 2000

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Chapters: 18

 

Comments:

Easily classified as one of the quintessential French art films of the 60's. This Criterion DVD is somewhat lacking. Non-anamorphic widescreen, non-progressive, single layered and no digital extras. To be fair a relatively early Criterion and the image on television tubes is quite acceptable showing good contrast and a bit of grain - the removable subtitles are well translated, but a little large and obtrusive for my liking.

This film has a ton of appeal and I really hope some work is done to re-issue it, but I suspect my voice will fall on deaf ears. out of

Gary W. Tooze

 



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