As part of Tout l’Art du Cinéma, The Audiovisual Institute of Monaco is holding a screening session of the Agnès Varda classic Cléo from 5 to 7. Visible at the Théâtre des Variétés, this film is one of the most famous in the illustrious career of Agnès Varda who passed away last Friday at the age of 90.
The only female figure to emerge from the New Wave, Agnès Varda entered the ranks of cinematic legend in the 1960s. She then traversed the decades while etching a very personal line through the arts. Life partner of Jacques Demy, she created fictional stories as well as documentaries. Her long career produced some great successes in the genre, such as the powerful Black Panthers, the moving The Gleaners and I (on gleaning food practices), or Faces, Places alongside the artist JR.
Cléo from 8 to 10 (PM)
One of Agnès Varda’s most famous creative works will be viewable this evening, April 2nd in Monaco, at 8 PM at the Théâtre des Variétés. Cléo from 5 to 7, released in 1962, is renowned as an international success. The film represents the slight gravity (or light gravity) that animated the filmmakers of this wave. Narrating a woman’s expectation of a medical result in the streets and emblematic sites of Paris, the film remained famous for its musical accompaniments composed by Michel Legrand and his acting direction. A chance scheduling, the screening, organized as part of Tout l’Art du Cinema, will be a real tribute to the director, with the presentation of a very old short film by the filmmaker, Diary of a Pregnant Woman.
*Article originally published on the French edition of the Monaco Tribune.