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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.

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Jeannine Carpentier ...
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Marie Douvet ...
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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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Rated PG for brief nude images and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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28 June 2017 (France)  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$31,006, 8 October 2017, Limited Release

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$952,432, 15 April 2018
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It could have used more visual scenes
13 April 2018 | by See all my reviews

I'll be the first to support a documentary about out of the norm artists like J.R. The combination of the young photographer/muralist and the older director Agnès Varda, travelling through France looking for perfect spots and faces to express their art, worked well. Each has their own vision of things and together they bring something out of the ordinary. The shots were interesting to watch, I could have had more. The minor point were the conversations they had with eachother. Not that it was not interesting to hear, but it all sounded like they were reading it straight from a script than having a normal conversation about everything and nothing. That was the only thing that made me not appreciate this documentary more. But in the end it's more about the visual aspect and that was good. Good enough to watch once.


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