Agnes Varda, JR | France | 2017 | Unclassified 15+
Faces Places (Visages Villages) is a funny, poignant elegy about the richness of life, art and friendship by legendary filmmaker Agnes Varda and street-artist JR. She is almost 90, he is 34. Yet, despite the gap in years, both share a passion for the unknown and a curiosity for the seemingly ordinary. As our unlikely duo embark on a road-trip around France - in JR’s photographic truck - they create larger-than life installations: a village postman; forgotten coal-miners; wives of dock-workers, revealing the richness of life that exists everywhere, and in everyone, if only we looked hard enough. “It's surprising. And Art is meant to surprise us” comments a passer-by on one of our duo’s installations, capturing perfectly the essence of our duos life’s ambitions.
“The best film in Cannes this year was also the work of the oldest filmmaker in town - Agnes Varda, Nouvelle Vague legend.” Sydney Morning Herald