Mar 122018
 

Faces Places is a charming documentary focusing on artists Agnès Varda and JR, each with their own style and generations apart, and yet they work well opposite one another making the journey so enjoyable and in conjunction with some beautiful landscapes and artistry.

 

 

Faces Places
(2017)

Genre(s): Documentary
Cohen Media Group | PG – 89 min. – $30.99 | March 6, 2018

Date Published: 03/12/2018 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Agnes Varda and JR
Cast: Agnes Varda, JR
DISC INFO:
Features: Featurettes, Theatrical Trailer
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 1
Audio: French (DTS-HD MA 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.85
Subtitles: English
Disc Size: NA
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

 


ABOUT THIS RELEASE


89-year-old Agnès Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year old French photographer and muralist, JR, teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed, and shared. Together they travel around villages of France in JR’s photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories, and producing epic-size portraits of them. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts, and trains revealing the humanity in their subjects, and themselves. Faces Places documents these heart-warming encounters, as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 3.5/5


Chance is the Best Assistant: Agnes Varda and JR on Faces Places (46:39; HD) is an interview with the pair talking about the origins of the documentary and working with one another.

Letters (3:29; HD) is some kind of art project involving people on steps holding giant letters like an eye chart.

Cabin (3:54; HD) is kind of a deleted scene of sorts with JR placing an image on the side of a shed owned by Varda.

Music (3:33; HD) is an interview with the composer of the film.

Theatrical Trailer (2:20; HD)

 


VIDEO – 4.0/5, AUDIO – 3.75/5


Faces Places is presented with a 1.85 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer. As documentaries go, this looks good with sharp detail and some vivid colors of the French countryside.

The included French language DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track does offer up clear dialogue levels via the center channel and there is some moderate amount of audio from the front and rear channels, primarily the score and some ambient noises. Nothing amazing but adequate enough.


OVERALL – 3.75/5


Overall, Faces Places is a charming documentary focusing on artists Agnès Varda and JR, each with their own style and generations apart, and yet they work well opposite one another making the journey so enjoyable and in conjunction with some beautiful landscapes and artistry.

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