Faces Places (Visages, villages)

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Equal parts breezily charming and poignantly powerful, Faces Places is a unique cross-generational portrait of life in rural France from the great Agnès Varda.



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Agnès Varda and JR have things in common: a passion for and the exploration of images in general, and more precisely, for places and for ways of showing, sharing, and exhibiting them. Agnès chose cinema. JR chose to create open air photography galleries. When Agnès and JR met in 2015, they immediately wanted to work together, to shoot a film in France, far from cities, during a trip in JR's photographic (and magical) truck. Through chance encounters and prepared projects, they reached out to others, listening to them, photographing them, and sometimes putting them on posters. This film also tells the story of Agnès and JR's friendship, which grew stronger throughout the film shoot, between surprises and teasing, and while laughing about their differences.

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  • A beguiling and utterly unique piece of work.

    Sep 20, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • "Faces Places" is a lively, fun, stirring tribute to art and its ability to touch people and bring souls together.

    Jan 26, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…
  • There's a chemistry and respect between the two of them, palpable in the film's first moments, that is inspiring. And when the credits roll 89 minutes later, you realize that this is one journey where you never once crankily asked, "Are we there yet?"

    Dec 27, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Anyone who can't enjoy this wise and soulful film has to consider whether they've given up on the movies, and on life.

    Nov 2, 2017 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

    Ty Burr

    Boston Globe
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  • [A] delightful, artful road trip ...

    Oct 27, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The pair makes an oddly compelling Harold and Maude coupling, touring the countryside in a minibus-cum-box camera and honoring the locals by turning the facades of buildings into ephemeral open-air portrait galleries.

    Oct 26, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Faces Places (Visages, villages)

It is wonderful to see a living legend like Agnès Varda still so full of energy and open to creative expression alongside another artist whose work and style are so different from hers, and it is from this refreshing combination that such a revealing and touching documentary comes to life.

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