I’m generally pretty happy with every episode of Someone Else’s Movie — I mean, I have to be, I guess. But this week’s feels like the Platonic ideal of the show, somehow.
The guest is Sarah Gadon, who’s one of the sharpest people I know, and the movie is Agnès Varda’s Cléo from 5 to 7, a 1962 masterwork that gives Sarah plenty to talk about, both in terms of theory and emotional response.
Also, this is the first episode of the podcast that comes with supplemental material: Here’s the Varda interview I mention during the show, and here’s my 2012 conversation with Sarah about Antiviral and her insistence on managing the image of her character within the film. You know, if you feel like diving deeper.