Faces Places

Faces Places

France | 2017 | 90 minutes | Agnès Varda, JR

January 19, 2020

The Restless Curiosity of Agnès Varda

Director Agnès Varda climbs into photographer JR's travelling darkroom as the two take their shared passion for remarkable images on the road. In what may be Varda's most popular film, the duo capture extraordinary images of ordinary encounters and prepared projects.

89-year old Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR's photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts and trains revealing the humanity in their subjects, and themselves. Faces Places documents these heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way.

  • Director: Agnès Varda, JR
  • Principal Cast: Agnès Varda, JR
  • Country: France
  • Year: 2017
  • Running Time: 90 minutes
  • Screenplay: Agnès Varda, JR
  • Language: French
  • Has Subtitles: Yes