Movie: Faces Places
I was NOT looking forward to this documentary from the descriptions I've read, but it wound but being completely charming and engaging. It's about French director Agnes Varda (now in her 80s, with failing eyesight) traveling around France with young photographer JR, turning portraits of people they meet into giant murals. Along the way, they get the stories of factory workers, waitresses, dock workers, farmers, and more, often detailing the way that life in various industries is changing. It's a fascinating look at French life, and the relationship between Varda and JR is touching and compelling.
Availability: Available for digital purchase.
Documentary (Feature): Yes. It didn't deal with a Big Issue the way the other nominees here did, but it was just so GOOD.
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