General · 6th April 2018
On April 6, 7:45 at Quadra Community Centre, Friday Flicks presents the final offering in its spring series. Faces Places France 2017 Directors: JR, Agnès Varda, in French (English subtitles)
In Faces Places, 88-year-old nouvelle vague legend Agnès Varda teams up with 33-year-old French photographer and muralist JR to create an enchanting travelogue/road movie. Sharing a lifelong passion for images and the means by which they are created, displayed and shared, the duo hits the road to travel through France’s small villages, meeting locals, learning their stories, and producing epic-size portraits of them on houses, barns, storefronts and trains. Faces Places documents these heartwarming encounters, as well as the unlikely, tender friendship Varda and JR formed along the way.
“The film’s finale is puzzling, heartbreaking and ultimately celebratory. And wobbles the line between documentary and fiction so strongly that the vibrations will linger in your heart for days afterwards.” Glenn Kenny (Roger Ebert.com)