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Faces Places (2017)

Visages villages (original title)
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Director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist J.R. journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship.

Directors:

JR, Agnès Varda

Writers:

JR, Agnès Varda
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 37 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Agnès Varda ... Self
JR ... Self
Jeannine Carpentier Jeannine Carpentier ... Self
Clemens Van Dungern Clemens Van Dungern ... Self
Marie Douvet Marie Douvet ... Self
Jean-Paul Beaujon Jean-Paul Beaujon ... Self
Nathalie Schleehauf Nathalie Schleehauf ... Self
Vincent Gils Vincent Gils ... Self
Claude Flaert Claude Flaert ... Self
Patrick Bernard Patrick Bernard ... Self
Amaury Bossy Amaury Bossy ... Self
Didier Campy Comte Didier Campy Comte ... Self
Jacky Patin Jacky Patin ... Self
Pony-Soleil-Air-Sauvage-Nature Pony-Soleil-Air-Sauvage-Nature ... Self (as Pony)
Patricia Mercier Patricia Mercier ... Self
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Storyline

Agnes Varda, one of the leading lights of France's honored French New Wave cinema era, and professional photographer and muralist, J.R., partake on a special art project. Together, they travel around France in a special box truck equipped as a portable photo booth and traveling printing facility as they take photographs of people around the country. With that inspiration, they also create special colossal mural pictures of individuals, communities and places they want to honor and celebrate. Along the way, the old cinematic veteran and the young artistic idealist enjoy an odd friendship as they chat and explore their views on the world as only they can. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief nude images and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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The film was funded via crowfunding, and one of the reasons for that is that the directors/stars didn't want any pressure regarding deadlines. The shooting took months because they basically shot one week per month due to Varda's age. See more »

Quotes

Agnès Varda: [to JR after he takes off his sunglasses] I don't see you very well, but I see you.
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Connections

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Semaine
Performed by Matthieu Chedid (as -M-)
(C) Labo M Editions
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cross-generational gap
19 September 2018 | by raphaellecatSee all my reviews

Time seems to be moving faster with every passing decade, with a younger generation looming around the corner to put a fresh perspective on life, art and politics. Visages Villages introduces the gap between the old and the new, as director Agnes Varda and photographer J.R. journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship along the way.

J.R. and Agnes steal the show with their engaging philosophical chats and heartwarming intergenerational chemistry, no writer could've written a script like this. As we follow them on their travels from town to town, a deeper connection is developed not just between the two artists but between the townspeople they leave a mark on, literally. Both retrospective and introspective, Visages Villages challenges the viewer to bridge the generational gap with respect and gratitude but also to shape what has already come, to better what is to be. This thoroughly sweet watch will leave you with a gigantic smile on your face, and is likely to remain as indelible as the art work that is displayed.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

28 June 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Faces Places See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,006, 8 October 2017

Gross USA:

$953,717

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,998,450
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1.85 : 1
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