Faces Places

(Visages, villages)

BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

In this remarkable documentary about art, society, life, and death, Varda teams up with hipster artist JR on a road trip to rural France and its working-class communities, where they meet with the locals and create installations of large-scale photographic portraits. The tender friendship that is formed between Varda and JR is just one element of this enchanting work that binds two kindred spirits and shows how they each think about images, installations, and an artist’s role in the world. Nominated for an Academy Award in the documentary category, Faces Places is pure inspiration.

Susan Oxtoby
  • Agnès Varda
  • JR
  • Romain Le Bonniec
  • Claire Duguet
  • Nicolas Guicheteau
  • Valentin Vignet
  • French
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 89 mins
  • Cohen Media Group