Though affectionately referred to as the Mother of the New Wave, Varda was trained in art history and photography rather than film criticism. Shot almost exclusively on location and weaving between documentary, narrative, and musical, her films were all her own. Martin Scorsese once referred to her as one of the Gods of Cinema. In Cléo From 5 to 7, Corinne Marchand is a semi-famous pop star convinced that she has terminal cancer. But she won’t know for two more hours. Playing out in real time, Varda’s breakout film dives into the fragility of the human psyche. Read more on the film at Perisphere.