Mary-Jane, a lonely mother in her forties, gets absorbed in a sentimental affair with a 14-year-old boy.
“It’s a film in which all the younger actors are the children of the director and lead actress. It was like a picnic, you know?”
A photo montage of Cubans filmed by Agnes Varda during her visit to Cuba in 1963. The film explores Cuban society and culture post-revolution.
Francois is a young carpenter married with Therese. They have two little children. All goes well, life is beautiful, the sun shines and the birds sing. One day, Francois meets Emilie, they fall in love and become lovers.
Unfolding in almost real time, Cléo de 5 à 7 chronicles two hours in the life of a self-absorbed pop singer as she waits to find out whether or not she has cancer.
« J’aime Cléo de minuit à midi ... »
A young woman's body is found frozen in a ditch. Through flashbacks and interviews, we see the events that led to her inevitable death.
“In our alley we see men searching through the refuse for treasure. The Gleaners and I places them in an ancient tradition.
“The Black Panther Party (BPP) embodied this new mixture of cultural and political rebellion. Varda would often travel from Los Angeles to Oakland, filming Black Panther meetings and demonstrations with a 16mm camera borrowed from student activists at the University of California, Berkeley.