Agnès Varda, one of the leading lights of France's honored French New Wave cinema era, and professional photographer and muralist, J.R., partake on a special art project. Together, they travel around France in a special box truck equipped as a portable photo booth and traveling printing facility as they take photographs of people around the country. With that inspiration, they also create special colossal mural pictures of individuals, communities and places they want to honor and celebrate. Along the way, the old cinematic veteran and the young artistic idealist enjoy an odd friendship as they chat and explore their views on the world as only they can.
Agnès Varda, JR
Agnès Varda, a French filmmaker has made waves in French Cinema in 1950s. Varda was a photographer first before she ventured into filmmaking. She is considered as the grandmother of French New Wave Cinema before Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut came in the scene. As an artist concerned with feminist causes, Varda’s work often features female protagonists and female cinematic voice. She received an Oscar Academy Honorary Award in November 2017. At age 90, she has become the oldest nominee in an Oscar competition for documentary Faces Places.
J.R. is French photographer and artist who exhibit freely in the streets, catching the attention of people who are not typical museum visitors. After finding a camera in the Paris metro in 2001, he traveled Europe to meet those who express themselves on walls and facades, and pasted their portraits in the streets, undergrounds and rooftops of Paris.
9:00p TriNoma Cinema 4
9:00p Gateway Cineplex 7
6:30p Up Town Center Cinema 3
Schedule subject to change, please check with the cinemas on the day of screening. Full schedule here.
The QCinema International Film Festival 2018 will be held on October 21-30, 2018 in Quezon City, Philippines.