NOMINATED: BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE, OSCARS 2018
WINNER: GOLDEN EYE DOCUMENTARY PRIZE, CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2017
Agnès Varda, whose unique cinematic vision since the 1950s has earned her a loyal following of enthusiastic cinephiles around the world, and the iconic photographer/muralist JR, boasting over a million followers on Instagram, have more in common than one might imagine. Both share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed, and shared. Agnès chose to explore her passion through cinema and documentary, JR through his emotionally arresting open-air photo installations. When JR, a long-time fan, went to meet Agnès at her home on Rue Daguerre, they both knew immediately they wanted to work together. Visages Villages (Faces Places) documents their heartwarming journey through rural France and the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way.
“Visages, Villages (Faces Places) is a movie about itself: the subjects are so warm and wonderful, it’s a wise move.” – THE GUARDIAN