Faces Places

Faces Places

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Octogenarian French director Agnès Varda hits the road with young photo-muralist JR, creating artworks, looking up old friends and making new ones. More

"Agnes Varda and JR have things in common: their passion for images in general and more particularly questionning the places where they are showed, how they are shared, exposed. Agnès chose cinema. JR chose to create open-air photographic galleries. When Agnès and JR met in 2015, they immediately wanted to work together, shoot a film in France, far from the cities. Random encounters or prepared projects, they will go towards the others and get them to follow them on their trip with JR’s photographic truck. The film is also about their friendship that grows during the shooting, between surprises and malice, laughing of their differences." (Cannes Film Festival)

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2017Rating: Exempt89 minsFranceFrench with English subtitles
DocumentaryWorld Cinema
Director:
Jr. ('Women Are Heroes')Agnès Varda ('The Beaches of Agnès', 'The Gleaners & I: Two Years Later', 'Cleo from 5 to 7')
Writer:
Jr.Agnès Varda
Cast:
Jr.Agnès Varda

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Faces Places | Awards

Award Winner
Winner of the Golden Eye (JR, Varda) and the Palme de Whiskers (Mimi), 2017 Cannes Film Festival

Faces Places | Reviews

99%143 reviews

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Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

Flicks, Luke Buckmaster

How does one begin to describe Faces Places? This superb film is infused with such zest and joie de vivre, making it resplendent in so many ways. It is so unorthodox and original that invoking simple labels or catch-all definitions to describe it feels like a disservice to the filmmakers. Yet the film unfolds without a hint of pretentiousness or self-importance, even when it broaches the kinds of questions usually underscored by highlighter pen: about life; mortality; the joys of human and geographical features.

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Variety

Variety

She’s 88, and makes films like she’s 28. Her movies are the opposite of old wo(man’s) movies. They’re a tonic — just watching them makes you feel younger.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The film works just fine as an anthology of amiable encounters and improvised collaborations. But it's a lot more than that.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Working for the first time with a co-director, French artist JR, the veteran documentary maker makes a near-perfect study of ‘faces and places’.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

It works, as a playful yet impressive tribute.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Invested with a real sense of joy, Faces Places is also something of a lament for a fast disappearing France.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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 doc.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

"Faces Places" turns out to be a road movie in more than a merely literal sense. It is at once a roving journey into environments we rarely see in cinema and an incomplete but invaluable map of Varda's memories.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Only recently acquainted, the two creators hit it off famously and collaborate with great ease on a journey driven by mutual curiosity and creative application.

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FilmInk

FilmInk

Deliberately simple but surprisingly satisfying.

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Faces Places | Release Details

Faces Places is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and DocPlay and Apple TV and Academy On Demand and AroVision.