France, 1962, 89 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Agnès Varda, Not Rated, French with English subtitles, Janus Films
“One of the New Wave’s boldest achievements.” – David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
In this timeless French New Wave classic, pop singer Cleo (Corinne Marchand) awaits the results of a biopsy in real time. As she takes stock of her life under the watchful eye of director Agnes Varda, Paris comes alive around her. At one point Cleo rehearses a song, “Sans Toi” with Bob (composer Michel Legrand) at the piano. The camera glides around her before settling on her face as the music swells: “I’m an empty home without you.” A stunning moment in a stunning film, it stays with you forever. Like the memory of this pioneer woman filmmaker and the great composer - Varda and Legrand - to whom we pay tribute with this presentation.
Noted film critic Elizabeth Weitzman (The Wrap) will introduce the film, engage the audience in a post-screening conversation, and sign copies of her new book, Renegade Women in Film & TV.
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