Faces Places (Visages Villages)

2017 | France | PG | 89 min.


Bijou by the Bay Wed, Aug 1, 2018 9:00 PM
Milliken at the Dennos Museum Sun, Aug 5, 2018 9:00 AM
Film Info
Section:Foreign Documentary
Release Year:2017
Runtime:89 min.
Production Country:France
Original Language:French
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Agnès Varda
Produced by:Rosalie Varda
Agnès Varda
Cinematography:Roberto De Angelis
Claire Duguet
Julia Fabry
Nicolas Guicheteau
Romain Le Bonniec
Raphaël Minnesota
Valentin Vignet
Editing By:Maxime Pozzi Garcia
Agnès Varda
Agnès Varda


What do you get when you take a French filmmaking legend in her 80s and a secretive graffiti artist in his 30s, then have them drive around France and engage villages in making street art? The answer is unforgettably unique, and the team-up of Agnès Varda and JR turns out to be more joyful than anyone could have guessed. As they explore the back roads of France, they find beauty in the everyday faces of the people (and goats!) that inhabit the countryside. This unlikely pairing could have easily devolved to schtick, but Faces Places—which was nominated for Best Documentary at the Oscars—somehow goes in the other direction; it’s simply one of the most beautiful stories of art, collaboration, and community that you’ll ever see.