Independent cinema in beautiful Purbeck

Faces, Places  (2017) 

1hr 34 min, Certificate 12

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 7.30 pm
Langton Matravers' Village Hall

The grandmother of French New Wave cinema, Agnes Varda, sadly died in March. This is her final film, and made in her last year. The 90-year-old director goes on the road with a street artist (JR) creating incredibly moving portraits of people they meet. This odd couple travel all over France in JR’s van which has been fitted out like a mobile photo booth. They go to villages and towns photographing locals. After, they print them out in a huge format and stick them to the sides of buildings to create spectacular results. These include a row of miners' cottages condemned for demolition, a wooden barn, an acid factory wall and a toppled Nazi blockhouse. While JR creates the art, Varda provides the film’s heart, coaxing subjects into sharing their stories about the changing role of the postman, the benefits of free-range goat herding and the duties of a docker's wife. This is a touching documentary showing a collaboration between generations (JR is 33) to create stunning art . In French with English subtitles.  

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