Directed by Agnès Varda and JR (France, 2017, 90 min.). Digital. French with English subtitles.

Fall in love with this playful documentary from 90-year-old director Agnès Varda, whose experimental feminist films made her an icon of French cinema, and photographer JR, known for installing large-scale photographs in public places. This unlikely pair shares a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed, and shared. Together they explore rural France, befriending the locals and producing epic-size portraits of them, which they display on houses, barns, storefronts, and trains, revealing the humanity of their subjects. Faces Places documents these heartwarming encounters as well as the tender friendship the two artists formed along the way.

Co-presented with the Boston Women’s Film Festival.

Watch the trailer

Ticket Information

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Ticketing Policies


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Event Policies

This film occurs after Museum hours. Please use the Linde Family Wing Entrance on Museum Road.

Taste Café will be open for movie concessions until 15 minutes after the film starts.

The parking garage will remain open for 30 minutes after the film ends.


The Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Film Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is funded by the Carl and Ruth Shapiro Family Foundation.

The Boston French Film Festival is coordinated by Carter Long, Katharine Stone White Curator of Film and Video, Katherine Irving, Alexis Weinrich, and Charles Cohen.

Co-presented with the Cultural Services Office of the French Consulate in Boston.

Additional support provided by the French Cultural Center.