Faces Places (Dir. Agnes Varda, JR, 2017)
An odd but evenly-matched couple go on the road all over France in a specially adapted van, which is like a mobile photo booth. They arrive in villages and towns and get locals to have their portrait pictures taken in the back of his vehicle, which are then printed out at gigantic size, sometimes doing a whole body shot printed out piecemeal. They are plastered on to the sides of buildings, matching the sections up with a wallpaperer’s skill. The results are utterly spectacular, and often unbearably moving.
Sheer perfection - that's the phrase that springs to mind when describing the humanist miracle that is Faces Places, the year's best and most beguiling documentary. Peter Travers, Rolling Stone