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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 36 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

28 June 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Faces Places See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,006, 8 October 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$953,717, 19 April 2018
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

With her nomination for Best Documentary Feature at 89 years old, Agnès Varda becomes the oldest person nominated for any competitive Oscar. 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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C'était bien
Written by Robert Nyel and Gaby Verlor
(C) Editions Bagatelle
with the kind permission of Editions et Productions Sidonie
Arranged by Matthieu Chedid (as -M-)
Piano: Charlène Juarez
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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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