Ten years after her previous film, Agnès Varda again took her place behind the camera, for the first time with a co-director. Together with “photograffeur” JR, she travels about the French countryside, chatting with the locals and creating JR’s signature enormous photographs, which are then plastered on the sides of buildings. The emotional impact of seeing themselves – and sometimes their late friends and colleagues – on the subjects is both immediate and overwhelming. Faces Places is an apt and moving continuation of the driving force of Varda’s œuvre; as its title so baldly suggests, it celebrates the simplicity and complexity of day-today existence.
Director : Agnès Varda, JR
Cinematographer : Romain Le Bonniec, Claire Duguet, Nicolas Guicheteau, Valentin Vignet, Raphaël Minnesota
Editor : Maxime Pozzi Garcia
Sound : Olivier Goinard
Music : Matthieu Chadid
Production Company : Cine Tamaris, JRSA, Rouge International, Arte France Cinema, Arches Films