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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 & 37 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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Genres:

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 »

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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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

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

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

Features Wrinkles of the City: La Havana (2012) See more »

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Playful road trip with themes of image-making, storytelling and aging
7 October 2017 | by andrewbunneySee all my reviews

Cinema's greatest gleaner goes rambling with JR, one of France's most prominent street artists. Together they traverse the countryside in a mobile photo van capable of turning out large-scale photographs of the people they meet on their travels. It's a low-key and playful road trip for these sharp creatives as one 88 years-old and one 33 explore image-making, storytelling and aging. The effect is magical as farmers find their images on their barns, an old woman's face is inscribed on the wall of her condemned house, and giant women's images are assembled on shipping containers. This is art that connects directly and delightfully with ordinary people and their local environments. The gigantic portraits in living landscapes are ideally suited to the big screen. This is a highlight of the ADL FF


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