Faces, Places (Visages, Villages)

Showings

Rafael 3 Fri, Oct 6, 2017 6:00 PM
Sequoia 1 Sun, Oct 15, 2017 11:00 AM
Film Info
Category:Mind the Gap
Section:World Cinema
Country:France
Year:2016
Running Time:89 min.
Language:French
Director:Agnès Varda
JR
Producer:Rosalie Varda
Emile Abinal
Charles S. Cohen
Cinematographer:Agnès Varda
Editor:Agnès Varda
Maxime Pozzi Garcia
Print Source:Cohen Media Group
Note Writer:Nadia Ismail

Description

Film auteur Agnès Varda and street photographer JR are creators of images from different generations. Varda, the revered female filmmaker of the French New Wave, has long been associated with the art film and inner circles of film lore, including Jacques Demy, Alain Resnais, Jean-Luc Godard, Anna Karina, and Chris Marker. JR views the street as his canvas and adorns walls and buildings with murals of his works. Their mutual commitment to human stories creates a path for collaboration and an opportunity to visit the French countryside. These singular artists traveling together makes for an extraordinary journey. This is a brilliant film from one of the most iconic and visionary talents in cinema, whose openness in her conversations with another original—JR—brings us an extraordinarily layered portrait: of two artists, of two generations, of the people they encounter, of France—and the French. Winner of L’Oeil d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival 2017 for best documentary across all official selections.