Cléo de 5 à 7 / Steven Ungar.

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Published: Houndmills, Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan on behalf of the British Film Institute, 2008.
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Series:BFI film classics
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Summary:"Cleo de 5 a 7, Agnes Varda's classic work of 1962 depicts, in near real time, ninety minutes in the life of Cleo, a young woman in Paris awaiting the results of medical tests that she fears will confirm a fatal condition. The film, whose visual beauty matches its evocation of early Fourth Republic Paris, was a major point of reference for the French New Wave despite the fact that Varda, the only major female French director of the period, never considered herself a member of the core Cahiers du Cinema group of critics-turned-filmmakers." "Ungar provides a close reading of the film and situates it in its social, political and cinematic context, tracing Varda's early career as a student of art history and a photographer, the history of post-war French film, and the lengthy Algerian war to which Cleo's health concerns and ambitions to become a pop singer make her more or less oblivious. His study is the first to set a reading of Cleo's formal and technical complexity alongside an analysis of its status as a document of a specific historical moment."--BOOK JACKET.
Physical Description:119 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 19 cm.
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Notes:Bib#: 1333037
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 109-117).
Series:BFI film classics
ISBN:1844571769 (pbk.)
9781844571765 (pbk.)
9781844572304 (pbk.)
1844572307 (pbk.)