Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 2018 Academy Awards, the film follows the travels of the late filmmaker Agnès Varda and photographer JR through rural French towns. They meet coal miners, farmers, cheese-makers, truck drivers and factory workers and create epic-size portraits of them. With these two kindred spirits shaping the film from both behind and in front of the camera, this personal/road-trip documentary profoundly captures the power of art to connect communities.
Between stops, Varda and JR share honest musings about their artistic practices and philosophies of image- making. With Varda in her golden years, Faces Places also becomes a poignant conversation on life and the relentless forward march of time.
Agnès Varda, JR
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21 Nov 2020, Friday, 8:00pm until 11.59pm
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Agnès Varda (1928–2019) was one of the few French New Wave female directors. She received an honorary Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival in 2015. Her major works include Cléo from 5 to 7 (1962), Vagabond (1985) and Jacquot de Nantes (1991).
JR is an acclaimed French photographer known for his giant portraits on buildings, trains and bridges.
Cast & Crew
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