PIERROT LE FOU
1965, Rialto Films, 110 min, France, Italy, Dir: Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Paul Belmondo, fed up with his wife and Paris, heads for the South of France with old flame Anna Karina, a classic pulp-fiction moll of a gang of crooks. Essential ’60s Godard, with sun-splashed color and CinemaScope photography by Raoul Coutard, a cameo by tough-guy director Sam Fuller and an explosive finale. "The most ravishing and romantic film ever made. ... The dazzling mise-en-scene alternates Lichtenstein with Cezanne, pop art with Impressionism, the shadow of Amerika falling across the Provençal sun." - Amy Taubin, Village Voice. In French with English subtitles.


CLEO FROM 5 TO 7
Cléo de 5 à 7
1962, Janus Films, 90 min, France, Dir: Agnes Varda

Agnes Varda’s breakthrough film examines two hours in the life of a hopelessly pretty pop singer (Corrine Marchand), who may or may not be dying of cancer. CLEO ranks with BREATHLESS and THE 400 BLOWS as one of the seminal works of the French New Wave. "The streets of Paris are filmed like they have never again been filmed." – Telerama. In French with English subtitles.


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