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Faces

Faces

Faces

John Cassavetes / US, 1968 / 130 min.

The very opposite of slick Hollywood aesthetics in every respect: John Cassavetes explored the actor’s true face in front of his camera. In Faces he exposed marriage as a prison and examined the ‘American way of life’. Cassavetes’ independently produced film perfectly reflected the radical do-it-yourself movement of ’68. Gena Rowlands delivers an emotional and overwhelming performance as the betrayed wife. 

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Director

John Cassavetes

Production year

1968

Country

US

Original title

Faces

Length

130 min.

Format

35mm

Part of

1968

Fifty years ago, students, factory workers and filmmakers challenged the Establishment, from Paris to Mexico City, carrying not only bricks but also agile and light 16mm cameras.

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campaign image 1968: You Say You Want a Revolution (© Bruno Barbey)