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{movie} Cléo from 5 to 7

Cléo from 5 to 7, a French film directed by Agnès Varda in 1962, set in real time as we follow the internal turmoil of a young pop singer who is waiting on the results of a medical examination for cancer.  This film is visually stunning as it captures the beauty of Paris' life back in the 60s.  The film is almost "documentary" like with quite a few long takes following Cléo wandering around streets.  Varda did an amazing job in leading us slowly into Cléo's emotional ups and downs.  I noticed there are few scenes when Cléo is walking into some sort of shadows (in the tunnel or under a tree), that's when she is being honest with her fear of death.  But this is not all about death because Varda secretly places new life here and there (the little kitty or the little boy playing the piano) to represent death is also the beginning of life.

Watch this, if you haven't, you might find new meanings to life.

P.S. One of my favorite scenes is when Cléo sings Sans Toi, such a beautiful song.  Here's the lyric and video clip:

With all doors open wide

With the wind rushing through

I'm like an empty house

Without you

Without you

Like a deserted isle

Invaded by the sea

My sands slip away

Without you

Without you

Beauty wasted

Cold and naked

How can my body dream

Without you

Without you

Gnawed away by despair

My body decays

On a crystal bier

Without you

Without you

If you wait too long

I'll have been laid to rest

Ashen, pale and alone

Without you

Without you

Without you

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7MN7kJ0uy0]