A film by Agnès Varda and JR
89 minutes - France - 2017 - Documentary
Golden Eye Prize (Oeil d'Or) awarding the Best Documentary, Festival de Cannes 2017
screening in French with English subtitles
Thursday, February 15, 2018
8:00PM (doors open at 7:30PM)
Emelin Theatre - Mamaroneck, NY
89-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared.
Together they travel around the villages of France in JR’s photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts and trains revealing the humanity in their subjects, and themselves. Faces Places documents these heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way.
Screenwriters: Agnès Varda & JR
Photography: Claire Duguet (Bonnieux, Reillanne, Usine),
Nicolas Guicheteau (Paris, Usine, le Nord),
Valentin Vignet (BnF, côte Normande),
Romain Le Bonniec (Vexin, Le Havre, Pirou),
Raphael Minnesota (Musée du Louvre),
Roberto De Angelis (Cuisine, Suisse),
Julia Fabry (2e caméra)
Original soundtrack: Matthieu Chedid
Get Together after the screening:
Complimentary glass of Champagne Perrier-Jouët
and Canelés by Céline
in the lobby of the Theatre.