Oscars: The French documentary 'Faces Places' nominated

Agnès Varda and JR's beautiful documentary Faces, Places about rural France was one of the best films of the year according to the American press.

The Academy announced today the five documentary features that will contend for the Oscar. The other nominees are Abacus, Icarus, Last Man In Aleppo and Strong Island

Faces, Places is still playing in theaters across the US. Check out all the screenings here.

Back in November, Agnès Varda was awarded one of the highest honors presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the Governors Award. This Honorary Oscar was given to Agnès Varda in recognition of her long and rich contribution to the movie industry.

Visibly very moved by this tribute paid to her by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Ms. Varda reflected on her films and her career in her acceptance speech, with characteristic mischievous humor: "I try to work to get to the essence of cinema, finding a different structure for each film. [...] My films have never made money and I’m not bankable. Nevertheless, if not money, I have received many awards!"

Click here to watch Agnès Varda's acceptance speech at the Governors Awards ceremony.

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