Faces Places is a collaboration between the 90-year-old director, Agnès Varda, and a 35-year-old French street artist who styles himself simply JR.
Our odd but evenly-matched couple go on the road all over France in JR’s specially adapted van, which is a mobile photo booth. They arrive in villages and towns and get locals to have their portraits taken in the back of his vehicle, which he can then print out at gigantic size, sometimes doing a whole body shot printed out piecemeal, and which he then plasters on to the sides of buildings, matching the sections up with a wall paperer’s skill, though we never see this tricky manoeuvre. The results are utterly spectacular, and often very moving. This film also tells the story of Agnès and JR’s friendship, which grew stronger throughout the film shoot, between surprises and teasing, while laughing about their differences. In equal part breezily charming and poignantly powerful, Faces Places, is a unique cross-generational portrait of life in rural France
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