France / 2017 / 89'
The charming 89-year-old filmmaker Agnès Varda and the young photographer JR embark on a road trip around France to meet people, photograph them and post huge prints of the portraits up on the buildings where they live. Driven by Varda’s insatiable curiosity to understand the world around her, this film is a social experiment and a generous project, which in a time defined by division and crisis unites people and gives them hope.
Director: Agnès Varda, JR
Script: Agnès Varda
Photography: Romain le Bonniec, Claire Duguet, Nicolas Guicheteau, Valentin Vignet, Raphaël Minnesota
Editing: Maxime Pozzi Garcia
Music: Matthieu Chedid
Production: Cine Tamaris, JRSA, Rouge International, Arte France Cinema, Arches Films
Festivals and awards:
Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary Feature, USA (2018) / National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Non-Fiction Film (2017) / New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Non-Fiction Film (2017) / The Golden Eye – The Documentary Prize, Cannes Film Festival, France (2017)
– The Gleaners and I (2000)
– The Beaches of Agnès (2008)
– The World of Jacques Demy (1995)
– The Young Girls Turn 25 (1993)
– Mur Murs (1981)
– La Pointe Courte (1956)