1 hr. 33 min. | Rated M |
Starring: Jean-Luc Godard, JR, Agnès Varda
"A moving, lyrical documentary from one of the all-time greats, Faces Places is not to be missed"
NZ Herald 4.5 STARS
"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 documentary"
Academy Award Nominee: Best Documentary
Agnès Varda and JR have things in common: a passion for and the exploration of images in general, and more precisely, for places and for ways of showing, sharing, and exhibiting them. Agnès chose cinema. JR chose to create open air photography galleries. When Agnès and JR met in 2015, they immediately wanted to work together, to shoot a film in France, far from cities, during a trip in JR's photographic (and magical) truck. Through chance encounters and prepared projects, they reached out to others, listening to them, photographing them, and sometimes putting them on posters. This film also tells the story of Agnès and JR's friendship, which grew stronger throughout the film shoot, between surprises and teasing, and while laughing about their differences.
"Faces Places" is a film of sheer joy, its exuberance surpassed only by its tenderness and purity of purpose"
The Washington Post
"An utterly charming road movie documentary."