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Faces Places

Much as she did with her much-loved classic The Gleaners and I (2000), this whimsical yet profound road trip through the French countryside offers a beautiful meditation on the journey through life and the kindred spirits you meet along the way. Eighty-eight year-old Agnès Varda, with her companion,  acclaimed 33-year-old visual artist JR, tour rural France in celebration of artisanal production, workers’ solidarity, and to make and share their image making with and about the ordinary people—farmers, waitresses, factory workers—they encounter. Winner of the Cannes Film Festival Golden Eye Award for documentary and the Toronto International Film Festival Documentary People’s Choice Award, Faces Places, offers a joyous, inspiring ode to humanity and the power of art to capture its essence. Academy Award nominee, Best Documentary Feature.

Genres: Documentary

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