|S E A R C H D V D B e a v e r|
(aka 'Cléo de cinq à sept" or "Cleo dalle 5 alle 7" or "Cleo from 5 to 7')
directed by Agnès
|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.|
Theatrical Release: November 29th, 1961
DVD Review: Criterion - Region 0 - NTSC
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|Distribution||Criterion Collection Spine # 73 - Region 0 - NTSC|
Average Bitrate: 6.24 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s
NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.
|Audio||French (Dolby Digital 2.0)|
liner notes with essay by Molly Haskell
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