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FRIDAY 10.08.2018

MQ’s Haupthof

9:00 p.m.
FACES PLACES, FRA 2017, 93min, documentary, directors: Agnès Varda and JR, original version w/ German subtitles
The 89-year-old iconic director Agnès Varda and the 33-year-old street artist JR set out with their unique “photomobile” to discover and depict France’s residents and their stories in larger-than-life portraits applied to facades, trains and shipping containers. Their art focuses on people from Provence to Normandy: the letter carrier, the factory worker and the last resident on a block in a former mining community. Landscapes are transformed into stages, faces tell us forgotten stories, and gazes turn into encounters.

Screenwriters: Agnès Varda, Maxime Pozzi-Garcia
Camera: Romain Le Bonniec, Raphael Minnesota,
Roberto De Angelis, Julia Fabry Matthieu Chedid aka -M
Editor: Claire Duguet, Nicolas Guicheteau, Valentin Vignet
Sound: Karsten Höfer
Music: Rosalie Varda
Produkcion: Arte France Cinéma, Arches films

Agnès Varda is a legendary filmmaker who also works as a photographer and installation artist. A native of Belgium, as a child she and her parents escaped to France during World War II. In the 1950s she became one of the country’s key figures in contemporary film, and the influence of her works on the cinema is still felt. Varda has worked with renowned film artists such as Chris Marker and Alain Resnais. She was married to Jacques Demy (“Les parapluies de Cherbourg,” FR 1964) until his death in 1990. Her fiction feature “Sans toit ni loi” (“Vagabond,” FR 1985) was awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.

JR (Juste Ridicule) is a photographer and street artist. He made a name for himself with his aesthetic and impressive photographs of the residents of high-rise buildings in the banlieues, which were mounted as spectacular large-scale posters on buildings and bridges in Paris and Cartagena. JR provided the initiative for the documentary FACES PLACES, his debut film, and was nominated for an Oscar® in March 2018.

In cooperation with Jakob Kattner (director of Calle Libre) and street artists, who will also be present.