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Faces Places (2017)

Visages, villages (original title)
Director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist J.R. journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship.

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Director Agnes Varda and photographer/muralist J.R. journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship.

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$31,006, 8 October 2017, Limited Release

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$521,698, 3 December 2017
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Playful road trip with themes of image-making, storytelling and aging
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Cinema's greatest gleaner goes rambling with JR, one of France's most prominent street artists. Together they traverse the countryside in a mobile photo van capable of turning out large-scale photographs of the people they meet on their travels. It's a low-key and playful road trip for these sharp creatives as one 88 years-old and one 33 explore image-making, storytelling and aging. The effect is magical as farmers find their images on their barns, an old woman's face is inscribed on the wall of her condemned house, and giant women's images are assembled on shipping containers. This is art that connects directly and delightfully with ordinary people and their local environments. The gigantic portraits in living landscapes are ideally suited to the big screen. This is a highlight of the ADL FF


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