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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

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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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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Connections

Features The Fiancés of the Bridge Mac Donald (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

C'était Bien
Music by Gaby Verlor
Lyrics by Robert Nyel
(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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Not its intention, but stands as a reminder of that which we have lost in Agnès Varda's passing
30 April 2020 | by rburdock-708-330142See all my reviews

I LOVED the ceaseless pulse of creativity beating through this film. I LOVED the profound yet very slightly testy at times connection that both had with one another. I LOVED the people they touched and places they coloured. I LOVED almost the most the tribute paid to Jean-Luc Godard in the recreation of the famous 'race though the Louvre' scene from Bande à part. But I LOVED most of all one last opportunity to bear witness to Agnès Varda's indomitable spirit, which in turn left me feeling her great loss all over again. May she continue to rest in peace, and may JR remain popping up in his portable photo booth eternally, putting artistic joy in people's lives.


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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:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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