Legendary filmmaker Agnès Varda (Cleo from 5 to 7), one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed French photographer and muralist JR team up to co-direct this enchanting documentary. In spite of their age difference (Varda is a spirited 89, JR a suave 33) the two artists are kindred spirits and their unlikely friendship frames their journey through the French countryside. Keeping in line with JR’s open air photography galleries, the two meet with local townspeople, listen to their stories, and photograph them–ultimately creating enormous portraits to prominently display on houses, barns, storefronts and trains–revealing the humanity in their subjects and immortalizing their stories. Faces Places documents these heart-warming encounters as well as Varda’s own reflections on her career, mortality, and the power of art to sanctify our ordinary lives.
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