Agnès 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, have more in common than one might imagine.
Both share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed, and shared. Agnès 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 Agnès at her home on Rue Daguerre, they both knew immediately they wanted to work together. The Oscar-nominated 'Faces Places' documents their heart-warming journey through rural France and the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way.
★★★★ "As provocative as it is poetic and poignant" - David Parkinson, Empire
★★★★ "A typical, even archetypal, Varda mixture of the combative and the contemplative" - Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
★★★★★ "The subjects are so warm and wonderful... A self-referential marvel" - Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian
One of The Guardian's Biggest Films of Autumn 2018. Opens in cinemas and on demand 21 September.