Iconic Nouvelle Vague director Agnès Varda recently roamed across France with JR, an artist renowned for his giant, black-and-white photos displayed in public spaces. The resulting poetic road movie received the award for Best Documentary Film at Cannes this year and will come out in U.S. theaters on October 6.
“Are you game?” asks JR at the start of the film, as they discuss their future collaborative project. “I’m always game to see simple landscapes, villages, and faces,” replies Agnes Varda in her characteristic tone. With their concept mapped out, the duo prepares to work together for the first time, traveling across France, stopping in places that resonate with them, and meeting the people who live there. This unique project is led by a crack team. Agnès Varda is one of the last living emblems of the Nouvelle Vague. From La Pointe Courte in 1954 to The Beaches of Agnes, her latest film, she has spent her life creating an eclectic body of[...]