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FEMINISM AND THE CITY: CLEO FROM 5 To 7

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  • Sun 12 May
  • 90 minutes
  • Director: Agnes Varda
  • Cast: Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller, Dominique Davray, Dorothee Blank, Michel Legrand
  • France (1962)

Synopsis

Presented by DISPATCH FMI as part of their London wide 2019 Programme A year of feminist cinema:


Flâneur (masculine) means stroller, lounger or saunterer. Since its conception, many male philosophers and literary authors have interpreted and defined the figure of the flâneur in their own way; the flâneur is now widely regarded as someone who not only strolls around the city but someone who spectates city life. Traditionally this was an exclusively male role, the flâneur had the privilege to roam the streets that women lacked. The existence of the flâneuse is therefore a radical act. A woman who walks the city streets embodies a subversiveness and challenges the ownership of public space.


CLÉO FROM 5 TO 7 (1962) is a film that eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer (Corinne Marchand) set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy. A chronicle of the minutes of one woman’s life on the streets of Paris. Cléo is perhaps the ultimate flâneuse wondering the streets of Paris as if she has ownership of them; observing other people and absorbing at ease the gaze from those around her.

The film is subtitled.



About Feminism and the City: The City has a special place in the heart of cinema. Often constructed as another character in filmic narratives the City consistently has a powerful role, which is reflected in the our increasingly cosmopolitan lives. The architectural design of the City shapes how we work, travel, think and feel. This set of films will explore how metropolitan architecture and design influences our understanding of gender and politics. This film programme will focus on automated voices, the social housing crisis and the woman flâneur.



DISPATCH FMI is an intersectional feminist moving image curatorial practice and online platform with a focus on works created by women. Our aim is to bring feminist cinema and theory to all by making our screenings accessible, affordable, and educational.


More details to be announced soon.


Programme supported by Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience

Network, funded by the National Lottery.


www.filmlondon.org.uk/filmhub