Synopsis: Selfish pop singer Cléo (Corinne Marchand) has two hours to wait until the results of her biopsy come back. After an ominous tarot card reading, she visits her friends who fail to give her the emotional support she needs. Wandering around Paris, she finally finds comfort talking with a soldier in a park. The themes of Agnès Varda’s film include existentialism, gender stereotypes and the Algerian War.
This film is part of a yearlong, international film series highlighting the remarkable and innovative work of women filmmakers and women on screen. All fourteen films in the series are directed by women and focus on women’s experiences. Film production and financing span eight different countries. This series is sponsored by the College Library, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Film & Media Studies with additional support and film selections by The Center for the Sustainable Environment; French & Francophone Studies; Italian Studies; Judaic Studies; and Spanish and Latin American Studies. For more information, visit https://library.fandm.edu/gamechangersfilms