Faces Places

Winner
Golden Eye
Cannes Film Festival
Nominee
Best Documentary Feature
Academy Awards
Anecdote and history converge wondrously and insightfully in this playful yet painstaking collaboration.

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Faces Places

Eighty-nine-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33-year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR’s photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts and trains revealing the humanity in their subjects, and themselves. Faces Places documents these heartwarming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way.

"Sheer perfection. French New Wave veteran Agnes Varda and the young photographer JR leap fearlessly into the art of making art in the year's best and most beguiling doc." (Peter Travers,
Rolling Stone)
Genre
French Cinema, Auteur Cinema, Documentary, Art & Artists, Festival Favorite, Women and Film
Runtime
89
Language
French
Director
JR
Rosalie Varda
Agnès Varda
Awards:
Winner, Golden Eye, Cannes Film Festival
Nominee, Best Documentary Feature, Academy Awards
FEATURED REVIEW
Kate Taylor, Globe and Mail

The French artist JR recently grabbed headlines by creating a huge photograph of a Mexican toddler and posting it on a U.S. border wall as though the child were about to crawl over. Giant public portraiture is his signature, and in this whimsical documentary, he collaborates with veteran filmmaker ...

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