Faces Places

Faces Places

Marking her long-awaited return to filmmaking, Faces Places sees iconic, 90-year-old auteur Agnès Varda forging an unlikely partnership with enigmatic photographer JR as they embark on a road trip unlike any other.

Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they’re created, displayed and shared. Varda expresses this through cinema and documentary, JR through his emotionally arresting open-air photo gallery installations. When the pair first met they instantly recognised the opportunity for a unique collaboration and set about exploring the villages and small towns of rural France. Meeting different groups of people, they were inspired to create large-scale portraits plastered across unconventional locations. What followed was a heartwarming insight into hitherto unnamed communities, documented here in Varda’s typically tender, playful and humanist manner.

Winner of the Golden Eye Award at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and nominated for the Best Documentary Feature award at this year’s Academy Awards, Faces Places is a deeply charming and life-affirming look at not only the subtle power of community but the inspiration that can emerge from the most unexpected of friendships.

Reclaim the Frame touring programme

Join Birds’ Eye View for the third film in their new 4 film, 5-city Reclaim The Frame project; a mission to grow ever-greater audiences for films by women and build a more balanced film future.

Monday 3 September 6.30pm, Curzon Sheffield

Panelists: Julia Dobson, Jane Linfoot + photography workshop TBC. More info.

Tuesday 4 September 6.30pm, Curzon Oxford

Panelists: Julian Benjamin, more TBC + photography workshop. More info.

Wedneday 5 September 6.30pm, Curzon Canterbury

Panelists: Tania Hoser, more TBC + photography workshop. More info.

Monday 17 September 6.30pm, Curzon Soho

Panelists: Kaleem Aftab, Ellen Mara De Wachter, Deborah Levy, Mia Bays. More info.

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Q&A screening with Agnès Varda and JR

We are delighted to welcome Agnès Varda and JR for a post-screening discussion. Thursday 13 September 6.30pm, Curzon Mayfair.


Curzon Members previews

Tickets £5 – free for Cult and Complete - Members and one guest only

Saturday 15 September 11.00am, Knutsford | Ripon

Sunday 16 September 11.00am, Aldgate | Bloomsbury | Colchester | Richmond | Victoria | Wimbledon


Agnès Varda, JR


Agnès Varda, JR, Jean-Paul Beaujon, Amaury Bossy

Running Time:

94 minutes


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