Follow-up: Agnès Varda’s ‘Cléo from 5 to 7’

Links to articles, an interview, a lecture and a presentation that may be of interest to those who attended our screening of Agnès Varda’s ‘Cléo from 5 to 7′ (November 2022) at the Institut français d’Écosse (French Institute of Scotland), part of our series of monthly screenings of classic French language films.

Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t yet seen the film, key plot elements may be described or shown in the material listed below.

> Clare Nina Norelli’s essay on composer Michel Legrand’s music score for Agnès Varda’s Cléo from 5 to 7. (MUBI, Scores On Screen, Notebook, 2016)

> Agnès Varda’s last interview: ‘I fought for radical cinema all my life’ (Owen Myers, The Guardian Friday 29 March 2019)

> Inspiration and good mood: THAT’S CINEMA! | Agnès Varda | (TEDx Venice Beach, 23 February 2018). At the age of 89 legendary French New Wave and documentary director Agnès Varda reflects on how three ideas central to the life of an artist – inspiration, creation, and sharing – have shaped her career over seven decades of filmmaking.

> Agnès Varda on the highlights of her career (August 24, 2018, British Film Institute, Southbank). The filmmaker talks to an audience at the BFI Southbank through clips from her career, including moments from Cléo from 5 to 7, Vagabond and Faces Places.

> Norton Lectures 2018 | Agnès Varda: Crossing the Border. Recorded on 27 February 2018, as part of Wide Angle: The Norton Lectures on Cinema at the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard.

Agnès Varda on the set of ‘Cléo from 5 to 7′