91 min • Culture, Society • 2017
Late director Agnes Varda, whose unique cinematic vision since the 1950s has earned her a loyal following of enthusiastic cinephiles around the world, and the iconic photographer/muralist JR, boasting over a million followers on Instagram, had more in common than one might imagine. Both had a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed, and shared. Agnes chose to explore her passion through cinema and documentary, JR through his emotionally arresting open-air photo installations. When JR, a long-time fan, went to meet Agnes at her home on Rue Daguerre, they both knew immediately they wanted to work together. An Oscar-nominated documentary from an important director working at the peak of her powers, near the very end of her life. Faces Places documents a heart- warming journey through rural France and the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way.