Runtime: 89 minutes
Directed by Agnes Varda and JR
Starring:Agnes Varda and JR
Rated 100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes! Our “Staff Pic of the Month” for January 2018!
Synopsis: 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.
Faces Places is a film of sheer joy, its exuberance surpassed only by its tenderness and purity of purpose. -Washington PostSheer 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. -Rolling Stone
Agnès Varda, in the glory of her golden years, has become a humanist magician. -Variety