Cleo from 5 to 7

Topics: Venice Film Festival, French New Wave, Golden Lion Pages: 2 (633 words) Published: December 18, 2010
Asra'a Al-Rashed
Dr.Eman AL-Qallaf
Cleo From 5 to 7
The film constructed femininity through the reflection of society . The main characters of the film were : Cleo ,Angele, Antoine ,Doritie and Dr.Valiono .First , Cleo was shown with a fortune teller ,who told her to draw three cards that represented her past ,present and future . Cleo drew the hangman card that reflected illness ,and a card with skulls on it that reflected death . Cleo was a very superficial woman . In fact , there was a part of the first scene when she looked at herself in the mirror and said : "Butterfly don't rush as long as I'm beautiful then I'm alive " .People around her thought of her as a spoiled whiny child . Men flirted with her all the time ,as there was this scene where a man who works at the café offered her a free coffee and students were chasing her . In the third chapter of the movie which took place at the hat store ,it was noticed that Cleo was admiring herself when she tried all the hats at the store and said to herself that everything suited her . Again appeared the notion of superstitious when Angele, her housekeeper, told her not to wear new clothes on Tuesday ,because it'll jinx her . Cleo was a famous pop star ,as the lady who worked at the hat store asked Cleo for her autograph .There were a lot of interesting perspectives of the third scene . First Cleo took a taxi that was driven by a lady . Then the audience can hear political views through the radio along with feminine ones .For example ,there was the whisky shampoo for women that revitalized their hair ,Poushinka the space puppy and the female parachutists and the riot works at Algeria . Cleo wanted people to understand her fears instead of focusing on her beauty . In fact , when she told her lover that she was waiting for her cancer test results ,he was indifferent and told her that men hated illness and her beauty was her health . The 6th scene...
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