Faces Places (12A)

Faces Places

The ever-generous, radical and playful Agnès Varda (who turned 90 this year) hits the road with her unlikely collaborator JR, casting their distinct visions on life in rural France. 

The unconventional duo share a passion for images and how they’re created, displayed and shared; Agnès Varda through cinema, JR through his arresting outdoor installations. Inspired by this connection, they set out in JR’s photo booth-enhanced truck, exploring the villages and small towns of rural France and meeting its residents – all the while creating large-scale portraits plastered across unconventional locations.

What follows is a heart-warming insight into unnamed communities, documented here in Varda’s typically playful and tender manner. A Cannes Film Festival award-winner and Academy Award nominee, Faces Places is a deeply charming and life-affirming look at not only the subtle power of community, but the inspiration that comes from the most cross-generational of friendships.

France 2017 Dirs Agnès Varda and JR 89 min

This film is F-Rated. The F-Rating is a classification for any film which is directed by a woman, and/or written by a woman.

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‘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.‘
‘A movie about itself: the subjects are so warm and wonderful it’s a wise move‘

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