Cléo from 5 to 7

Cléo from 5 to 7 ★★★

I gotta say this although I know I am gonna be lynching.

The movie was progressing quite smoothly. The male gaze, judgmental stance of the society were crystal clear also relateble today. The cinematography and all was also astonishing. However, the last chapter seemed very porblematic to me. Antoine, who is a soldier, tries to talk to Cleo. It is again obvious that Cleo is uncomfortable with this talk and she verbally specifies that she does not want to talk to him. Antoine - THIS IS LITERALLY HARASSMENT- pushes her to have a conversation and out of nowhere Cleo admits that she can talk to her harrasser because she has a diagnosis. Then we see they are kissing. I can not imagine that today no women would like to stay near to a man who constantly tries to talk to them. This could be the mentality then but I don’t think we can read this last section as a footage of a feminist view. There are other porblematic scenes too such as the critisicm of the nudity and the scene where young men verbally harass Cleo but Cleo’s reaction is “haha they are having fun”.