Faces Places (Visages, Villages) Cert 12A (subtitled)
Golden Eye (best documentary): 2017 Cannes Film Festival
Director: Agnes Varda and JR
France French subtitles 94 mins
UK release date: Sep 2018
Director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist JR journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship. Through chance encounters and prepared projects, they reach out to others, listening to them, photographing them, and sometimes putting them on posters.
“Faces Places is a film of sheer joy, its exuberance surpassed only by its tenderness and purity of purpose.” – Anne Hornaday, Washington Post.
“Sheer perfection – that’s the phrase that springs to mind when describing the humanist miracle that is Faces Places, the year’s best and most beguiling documentary.” – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone.