JR and Agnès Varda traveled the French countryside to meet local residents and produce giant photographic portraits of them. Although they are separated in age by more than half a century, Varda and JR both revel in the power of images and in documenting the lives of everyday people. Their movie, FACES PLACES was nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary 2018.
This is the first Academy Award nomination for Agnès Varda. Earlier this awards season she received an Honorary Award :"To Agnès Varda, whose compassion and curiosity inform a uniquely personal cinema."
FACES PLACES WON:
L'Oeil D'Or of the Best Documentary Cannes Festival 2017
Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Non-Fiction Film
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Non-Fiction Film
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