Virtual Cinémathèque: Cinematic Dreamers; Agnès Varda & Jacques Demy PRESENTED BY THE MELBOURNE CINÉMATHÈQUE & ACMI

Faces Places


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“A testament to [Varda's] curious, generous, democratic spirit”

A. O. Scott, The New York Times

Agnès Varda's unique cinematic vision has earned her a loyal following of fervent cinephiles from around the world, while photographer and muralist JR has over a million faithful followers on his Instagram account, which features his iconic large-scale portraits. Their popularity isn't the only thing they have in common. When long-time Varda devotee JR met Agnès at her home on Rue Daguerre, they both immediately knew that they wanted to work together.

Faces Places documents their heart-warming journey through rural France and the unlikely, tender friendship they form along the way.  In the process, it provides a richly detailed portrait of the places and people they encounter and movingly speaks to the profound and ephemeral nature of art.  Before you press play on this film, take a look at this joyous introduction recorded by Agnès Varda and JR on the occasion of ACMI’s theatrical season of Faces Places back in 2017.

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Faces Places is streaming for free on Beamafilm. You'll need your library card to create an account to watch – it’s free, quick and easy.


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