Viva Varda! The Films of Agnès Varda
- Faces Places
- Visages villages
- Agnès Varda, JR
- 89 DCP
- December 19, 2019 8:10
- December 20, 2019 6:30
- January 4 (Saturday) 8:45
This screening has been cancelled due to The Cinematheque's temporary closure in response to concerns around COVID-19. Up-to-date information can be found here.
“Spectacular ... A beguiling and unique piece of work.”Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
A bona fide hit and awards darling for (then) 89-year-old Varda, this Oscar-nominated road-documentary, co-directed with French street artist JR, was the runaway audience favourite at both TIFF and VIFF. In it, kindred spirits Varda and JR — an anonymous flypost muralist, some fifty-years Varda's junior — chart a course through the French countryside, celebrating the unsung heroes of communities they encounter by emblazoning multi-story portraits of them on surrounding facades. (The directors' mode of transport: JR’s photo-booth van, which spits out large-scale photographs in mere seconds.) Despite the disparity in age and MO, Varda and JR charm with their playful needling, exuberant asides, and genuine rapport, a warmth likewise extended to the cross-section of souls they meet and movingly memorialize.
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