Source: Rolling Stone
Sheer perfection – that’s the phrase that springs to mind when describing the humanist miracle that is “Faces Places,” the year’s best and most beguiling documentary.
It’s also a testament to the talents of Agnes Varda, the pint-sized, 89-year-old goddess of New Wave French cinema, and JR, the lanky 34-year-old photographer and visual artist who teams up with the veteran filmmaker to chronicle French rural life.
They drive around in his van, which doubles as a photo booth able to produce large-format prints – all the better for plastering the works on the walls of farms, houses and buildings so their subjects can stare in wonder. As can we.
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