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Berwick Film Society: Faces Places


Agnès Varda is an unusual French filmmaker with nothing to prove yet spades of indefatigable motivation. An adventuress with her own unique style, she recently turned ninety and remains an inspiration. Here, she joins forces with French street artist / photographer JR. Together they explore the rural byways of France in their head-turning camera-style van, taking photos of the people they meet on the road and transforming village walls in delightful ways.

It’s simply a joy to be carried along with their joint project, as living dialogue blends with still images to form works of art which resonate with ordinary people. The maestra’s natural rapport with her muralist co-creator has resulted in a solid friendship based on humour, ease and mutual respect that is altogether charming to witness. Come with us on this marvellous tour-de-force journey!


“The film works just fine as an anthology of amiable encounters and improvised collaborations. But it’s a lot more than that” - New York Times

“Varda and JR truly are irresistible creative explorers, with infectious curiosity and chemistry that fizzes with charm and warmth” - The List
Director: Agnès Varda, JR
Year: 2017
Country: France
Language: French with English subtitles
The Maltings Theatre & Cinema is operated by The Maltings (Berwick) Trust Registered Charity No: 701194