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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 & 39 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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Genres:

Documentary

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

JR: I still haven't forgotten the images from your movies.
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Connections

References Un Chien Andalou (1929) See more »

Soundtracks

Semaine
Performed by Matthieu Chedid (as -M-)
(C) Labo M Editions
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Faces Places
5 November 2017 | by ershkiaSee all my reviews

Prolific and delightful Agnès Varda teams up with the celebrated photographer J.R. on a road trip through rural France. JR, well known for his photography murals, this time mainly focuses on the images of rural French working class, but the conversations between the two artists, touch on other themes that are equally interesting to follow.

Faces Places is one of those disarmingly charming films that are hard not to like, but its main theme, maybe too easy to digest, can make you peckish for a bit more challenge by the time the film is over.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

28 June 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,006, 8 October 2017

Gross USA:

$953,717

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,996,446
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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