Faces Places – France (2017)

Faces Places - France (2017)

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Faces Places – France (2017)

Directed by:  JR, Agnes Varda

Film auteur Agnes Varda and street photographer JR are creators of images from different generations. Varda, the revered female filmmaker of the French New Wave, has long been associated with the art film and inner circles of film lore, including Jacques Demy, Alain Resnais, Jean-Luc Godard, Anna Karina, and Chris Marker. JR views the street as with murals of his works. Their mutual commitment to human stories creates a path for collaboration and an opportunity to visit the French countryside. These singular artists traveling together makes for an extraordinary journey. This is a brilliant film from one of the most iconic and visionary talents in cinema, whose openness in her conversations with another original – JR – brings us an extraordinarily layered portrait: of two artists, of two generations, of the people they encounter, of France – and the French.

Winner of L’Oeil d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival