A Woman’s Search for Meaning: Notes on CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 and VAGABOND

In this video essay, Arielle Bernstein and Serena Bramble focus on the contention between a woman’s desire to be in the sole object of the male gaze and the need to be the subject of their own lives. These dilemmas are best exemplified in Agnès Varda’s Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962) and Vagabond (1985).


Gender, Sexuality & Identity

French New Wave

Agnès Varda