Directed by: Agnes Varda and JR
Total Runtime: 89 min
Country of Origin: France
Academy Award Nominee, Best Documentary Feature; Official Selection, Out of Competition, Festival de Cannes
“A powerful, complex and radical work. Faces Places is unforgettable.”
89-year old Agnes 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 heartwarming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship. In French with English subtitles.
A Short Film Before Faces Places
Directed by: Elizabeth Beecherl and Carla Patullo
Total Runtime: 10 min
Country of Origin: United States
Before Walt Disney, there was Lotte Reiniger. With music, magic, and a stirring narration by Lotte herself, Lotte that Silhouette Girl, tells the fairytale story of one of animation’s biggest influencers.