Faces Places

Documentary; NR; 89m. 

89-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 heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way.


“Sheer perfection – that’s the phrase that springs to mind when describing the humanist miracle that is Faces Places, the year’s best and most beguiling documentary.” – Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE


“Invested with a real sense of joy, Faces Places is also something of a lament for a fast disappearing France.” – Allan Hunter, SCREEN INTERNATIONAL


“The two creators hit it off famously and collaborate with great ease on a journey driven by mutual curiosity and creative application.” – Todd McCarthy, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER



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