The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents Faces Places
Agnès Varda, who turned 89 in May 2017 and received an honorary Academy Award the following November, is one of the leading figures of the French New Wave. She co-directs this enchanting documentary/road movie with acclaimed 33-year-old French photographer and muralist JR.
Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed, and shared. In Faces Places, they travel together around the villages of France in JR’s photo truck - meeting locals, learning their stories, and producing epic-size portraits. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts, and trains, revealing the humanity in their subjects and themselves.
Faces Places, which is on the short list for Best Documentary Feature at the 2018 Academy Awards, records the heartwarming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendships created along the way.