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89-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR's photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts and trains revealing the humanity in their subjects, and themselves. "Faces Places" documents these heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way.

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Based on 10 Faces Places reviews, Faces Places gets an average review score of 92.
4/4
www.rollingstone.comCinema
French New Wave veteran Agnes Varda teams with a young artist and "leap fearlessly into the art of making art"
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100/100
www.nytimes.comCinema
Faces Places reveals itself as a powerful, complex and radical work.
2d ago
5/5
www.theguardian.comCinema
Working for the first time with a co-director, French artist JR, the veteran documentary maker makes a near-perfect study of ‘faces and places’
2d ago
95/100
www.thewrap.comCinema
The acclaimed 89-year-old French filmmaker devotes her latest documentary to portraits of ordinary people.
2d ago
90/100
www.hollywoodreporter.comCinema
Agnes Varda hits the road with a street artist in this chronicle of rural French people and life.
2d ago
4.5/5
www.austinchronicle.comCinema
Faces Places leaves the viewer with a sense of the glories of images and communication – sometimes random, sometimes specific, always continual and cumulative.
2d ago
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