Faces Places 2017
Agnes Varda and JR have things in common: a passion for and the exploration of images in general, and more precisely, for places and for ways of showing, sharing, and exhibiting them. Agnes chose cinema. JR chose to create open air photography galleries. When Agnes and JR met in 2015, they immediately wanted to work together, to shoot a film in France, far from cities, during a trip in JR's photographic (and magical) truck.

Varda and JR journey in a van through rural France, taking pictures and creating art, while forming a devoted unlikely if friendship. The van is equipped as a portable photo booth with a printing facility, so they can create colossal mural pictures of faces and places they wish to celebrate.

They meet and celebrate bunches of rightly admiring people along the way as they create their art and reflect on lives and times. And they end up at the house of that other famous French New Wave film director Jean-Luc Godard, with hilarious results.

BD50, DVD9 | 1080p AVC, NTSC | 01:33:13 | 41.8 Gb + 7.66 Gb
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English

Directors: JR, Agnes Varda
Country: France
Genre: Documentary


-- Chance is the Best Assistant: Agnes Varda and JR on Faces Places (1080p; 46:39) is a charming joint interview with the pair, where they discuss their relationship and the film.

-- Letters (1080p; 3:29) is a short featuring people holding letters in lieu of having their faces plastered on the sides of buildings.

-- Cabin (1080p; 3:54) looks like an outtake from the film, with Varda and JR discussing potential applications to a seaside cabin.

-- Music (1080p; 3:33) documents a project Varda came up with that involves composer Mathieu Chedid, who scored Faces Places.

-- Theatrical Trailer (1080p; 2:20)

-- DVD copy