Directors: JR and Agnés Varda and Laurent Levesque
France / 2017/ Documentary / PG for brief nude images, thematic elements / French with English subtitles / 89 min.
“Exquisite” – THE NEW YORK TIMES
“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
“Magnificently Moving, Funny and Altogether Wonderful” – INDIEWIRE
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.
WON – People’s Choice (Documentary), Toronto International Film Festival, 2017
WON – Golden Eye Prize, Cannes Film Festival, 2017
NOMINATED – Grierson Award, Best Documentary, London Film Festival, 2017
NOMINATED – People’s Choice (Documentary), Melbourne International Film Festival, 2017
NOMINATED – Best Documentary, Adelaide Film Festival, 2017