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Following the 3D Goodbye to Language, Jean-Luc Godard returns with The Image Book, a bracing, beautiful and provocative essay film interrogating our relationship with film, culture and global politics. Splicing together classic film clips and modern newsreel footage, often stretched, saturated and distorted almost beyond recognition. Winner of the Cannes Special Palme d’Or, The Image Book is a visually stunning voyage through layers of light and darkness, sound and silence, innocence and guilt – sometimes disturbing, often moving and always deeply visceral. It’s proof, if we ever needed it, that the master auteur hasn’t lost his bite.
Face Places sees the iconic Agnès Varda and photographer JR taking a photo booth-truck on the road, stopping off at rural French villages and small towns, meeting surprised residents, and leaving each location a large-scale portrait before they leave. An inspiring, heart-warming tribute and insight into small, often neglected communities, documented with a light and playful but tender touch, this Cannes Film Festival award-winner is a beguiling, life-affirming insight into the meaning of community and cross-generational, cross-gender friendships.