When 88-year-old nouvelle vague legend Agnès Varda first met 33-year-old French photographer and muralist JR in 2015, they immediately wanted to create an enchanting travelogue/road movie, using JR's touring Photo Truck 🚚📸
Sharing a lifelong passion for images and the means by which they are created, displayed and shared, the duo hit the road to travel through France’s small villages, meet with locals, learn their stories, and produce epic-size portraits of them on houses, barns, storefronts and trains. Faces Places (Visages, villages) documents these heartwarming encounters, as well as the unlikely, tender friendship Varda and JR formed along the way.
"What a joy it is to have a movie like this in our broken lives right now."— NPR
"Sheer perfection... The year's best and most beguiling doc."— Rolling Stone
Opens at TIFF Bell Lightbox starting October 27. Tickets 🎟️ on sale Oct 19 (Oct 18 for Members): http://www.tiff.net/films/faces-places/