Faces Places

classified 12A S
Film

Please note: This was screened in Sept 2018

Director
Agnes Varda
Cast
Agnès Varda, JR.
Details
94 mins, Subtitled, 2018, France
Primary language
French

Iconic filmmaker Agnès Varda teams up with street artist and photographer JR as they embark on a road trip like no other to examine what it takes to make a meaningful piece of art.

90-year-old Varda and the much younger JR head off to explore the French countryside in JR's camera van (which looks like a giant camera and spits out polaroid-like posters) to explore villages and their humble residents, all the while creating large-scale portraits plastered across unconventional locations. From a solitary farmer to an indispensable postman and a trio of dockworkers, every encounter inspires a giant photo, and our dynamnic duo invite conversations on what art can do, and the inner workings of the creative process.

Nominated for the Best Documentary Oscar®, 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. A real joy.