Cléo from 5 to 7 is a 1962 French New Wave film written and directed by Agnès Varda.
The film follows a young singer, Florence “Cléo” Victoire, at 5 p.m. on June 21, as she waits until 6:30 p.m. to hear the results of a medical test that will possibly confirm a diagnosis of cancer. The film is known for its handling of several of the themes of existentialism, including discussions of mortality, the idea of despair, and leading a meaningful life. The film has a strong feminine viewpoint belonging to French feminism and raises questions about how women are perceived, especially in French society. Mirrors appear frequently to symbolize self-obsession, which Cléo embodies.
Director: Agnès Varda
Starring: Corinne Marchand