This Week’s Recommendation: Faces Places

23 Apr 2021

This Week’s Recommendation: Faces Places

Title: Faces Places
France, 2017
94 mins, language: French
Directed by JR and Agnès Varda

Faces Places was one of the three fifth ranked film of Season 56, with an audience rating of 92%.

Filmmaker Agnes Varda joins forces with JR, a street artist and photographer to roam the French countryside in his van. No ordinary van, it contains a camera capable of producing extraordinary photos to the delight and surprise of those who venture inside it!

Sadly, the world learnt of Varda’s death on 29th March 2019, a few days before this screening. At that time, the editor of these notes was reminded that she directed the 1977 film, one he saw at university, 'One Sings, the Other Doesn't' (L'une Chante, L'autre Pas). That film that was instrumental in him becoming an international film fan and hence joining RFS in 1981 …  check it out.

Full film notes available in the Twickenham & Richmond Tribune -
The film can be streamed from Curzon and Amazon Prime and discs are available from Amazon and other retailers.

Presented by Richmond Film Society

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