FACES PLACES

Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Agnès Varda, JR

Country: France
Language: French
Subtitles: English
Original Title: VISAGES VILLAGES

Running Time: 89min
Film Year: 2017
Category: Film

Agnès Varda may now be one of our oldest filmmakers, but her work possesses a youthful vivacity unparalleled among her peers of any age. Her latest documentary, co-directed with the mysterious French street artist known only as JR, is inquisitive and playful. The filmmakers board JR’s photo-truck—painted to resemble a giant camera—and travel from village to village, where they meet locals, talk to them about their lives and create immense portraits of them, which are mounted on buildings throughout their communities. Not unlike Varda’s first film, La Pointe Courte, Faces Places pays homage to the vibrancy, diversity and dignity of life beyond the urban centers that typically dominate the big screen. Vive la différence! –Jaie Laplante

 

2017 WINNER

GOLDEN EYE

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Cannes Official Selection Laurel

 

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credits

Director: Agnès Varda, JR
Producer: Emile Abinal, Charles S. Cohen Julie Gayet, Nadia Turincev Nichole Fu Etienne Comar

Music: Matthieu Chedid aka -M-
Cinematographer: Roberto De Angelis Claire Duguet Julia Fabry Nicolas Guicheteau Romain Le Bonniec Raphaël Minnesota Valentin Vignet

Cast: Agnès Varda, JR, Jean-Luc Godard, Laurent Levesque

Agnès Varda, JR

Agnès Varda was born in Ixelles, Belgium. She studied art history and photography at Paris’ École des Beaux-Arts. Her many films include Cléo from 5 to 7 (62), One Sings, the Other Doesn’t (77), Vagabond (85), which won the Golden Lion at Venice, The Gleaners & I (00) and The Beaches of Agnès (08). Faces Places (17) is her latest film.

JR is a French artist. His primary artistic activity has been documenting his travels and anonymously pasting the evidence on outdoor façades all over the world, including Miami Dade College's Freedom Tower in 2013. His work as a filmmaker has included Women Are Heroes (10), Walking New York (15), Ellis (15) and Faces Places (17), made in collaboration with Agnés Varda.

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