Cleo, a singer living in Paris, awaits the test results of a biopsy – she meets friends, makes friends, wanders the city and attempts to deal with the limbo-like state of waiting. Writer/Director Agnès Varda vividly captures the atmosphere of Paris in the 1960s, unfolding the narrative in real time to create a nimble, spirited and utterly modern portrait of Cleo’s life in a day.
“Varda, once unjustly overlooked, is now at age 90 considered a legend of cinema, having received an Honorary Oscar in 2017. Her second film, Cleo from 5 to 7, looks stunning, it’s funny, stylish and thoughtful, and pretty much a total joy.” – Screen Machine team.
We know that some of our audiences want to see a broader range of films, so, alongside our usual programme, between August – October this year we’re bringing six different films to six different locations. Each film has been chosen specially by one of six members from the Screen Machine team. This is an outstanding selection of international titles spanning decades, a variety of genres and innovative filmmaking styles. We’ve delved deep into our fondest memories of cinema-going to choose films that inspire, challenge and entertain. These are films we love – we hope you’ll love them too.
All films with English subtitles. Screen Machine has wheelchair access. If you are a wheelchair user, we ask you to please call our office in advance in order that we can prepare in advance of your visit – (0131) 550 3734. We can book your ticket and arrange entry for any carer who may accompany you. For hearing aid users, we have a personal inductive neckloop facility, If you would find this facility useful, please ask the operator or usher when you arrive.
If there are titles here that you want to see but won’t get the chance, let us know! Or if you see one of the Films We Love, tell us what you think. We’ll listen to all the feedback on this project and use it to inform our future programmes. You can get in touch via email at email@example.com or via: