DIRECTOR: AGNÈS VARDA
FRANCE / 2018
FRIDAY 2:30PM / CINEMA 3
RUNNING TIME: 89 MINS
a film of sheer joy, its exuberance surpassed only by its tenderness and purity of purpose
A collaborative project between the legendary New Wave director Agnès Varda, 89, and the young French street artist JR, whose habit of superimposing massive images of faces and eyes on public surfaces has made him a star. The unlikely companions embark on a road trip – a tour de France in JR’s customized van – and in the process learn about each other’s quirky views on life. What Varda and JR discover — and what “Faces and Places” celebrates with such brio and bracing humor — are the farms and factories where everyday people make their living and create their lives. Inviting these citizens into their project, they paste their enormous portraits onto houses, trains, barns, town squares suggesting that farmers and factory workers are just as worthy of admiration as princes and politicians.