High-speed docu­men­tary, full of music, about the Face 2 Face project by French photog­ra­pher JR and his friend Marco, presenting a light-hearted approach to the complex situ­a­tion in the Middle East.
High-speed docu­men­tary, full of music, about the Face 2 Face project by French photog­ra­pher JR and his friend Marco, presenting a light-hearted approach to the complex situ­a­tion in the Middle East. In March 2007, in different places in Israel like Beth­lehem, Tel Aviv, Hebron and Ramallah, JR each time photographs two people with the same profes­sion, a Jew and a Pales­tinian, who are asked to make silly faces. By photographing their faces from a 10 cm distance with a wide-angle lens, the subjects are anything but anony­mous. They are prepared to play their own cari­ca­tures. Next, JR makes posters of the photos and hangs them up in public places, including the contro­ver­sial wall in Jeruzalem. Film­maker Gmax (Gérard Maximin) closely follows the project. Grad­u­ally, portraits emerge of the people being photographed and of the bystanders. We don’t want posters on the wall, we don’t want a wall at all’, a woman in a car says.

Credits

Co-producer
Executive producer
Muziek
Production company
Pieter van Huystee Film & TV
TV company
VPRO TV
NTR
Distributor NL
Cinema Delicatessen

Title: Faces
Year: 2007
Duration : 1 hour, 16 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2008

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