Faces Places

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Q&A with Directors: JR, Agnès Varda

Friday (10/06/17) after 4:50 PM show

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Synopsis:

Agnes Varda and JR's documentary film Faces Places(Visages Villages) has taken the Golden Eye prize, which recognizes a documentary from across all sidebars.

The prize was awarded by a jury of French actress Sandrine Bonnaire, Oscar-nominated The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom director Lucy Walker, Oscar-nominated The Gatekeepers director Dror Moreh, Toronto Film Festival programmer Thom Powers and film critic Lorenzo Codelli.

The Golden Eye, or L'Oeil d'Or, is awarded to the best documentary across all official selections with the French Writers Society. It was initiated in 2015 with the support of the festival and awards the winning director €5,000 prize.

Faces Places will have a theatrical release in the US this fall.