Of The Faces (Film Thoughts: Faces Places)

fp‘Faces Places’ was very renowned during the awards season, and although it did not win the Academy Award for Best Picture, a lot of people feel that it should have. I am just catching up to it now, and I like it fine. It is directed by Agnes Varda, along with the artist JR, and it also starts the two of them. They go through the French countryside provinces and talk to regular folks, take their pictures, and blow these pictures up and paste them on large surfaces, like the sides of buildings or expansive farm houses. I honestly wish I were more interested in them, but city folks appeal to me more. But I do respect the work, as I know Agnes Varda is one of the key proponents of French New Wave Cinema. That is referenced in the touching last part of the film. I don’t know if I would want to ever see this film again, but it was fun watching.

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