Documentary Feature | 94 minutes

This film played at HIFF 2021
on 10/8/2021


Directed by
A JR Project

Produced by
Sara Bernstein
Justin Wilkes
Dallas Brennan Rexer
Marc Azoulay

Executive Produced by
Brian Grazer
Ron Howard
Jenny Raskin
Geralyn White Dreyfous
Lauren Haber
Ian Darling
Regina K. Scully
Jim Swartz
Susan Swartz
Patty Quillin
Lynne Benioff
Marc Benioff
Ian Orefice
Marco Berrebi

Co-Executive Producers
Nina & David Fialkow
Paula Froehle
Steve Cohen
Camille Pajot
Julie Pugeat
Meredith Kaulfers

2021 | English/French/Portuguese/Spanish | France/USA

From acclaimed French street artist JR (FACES PLACES, co-directed with the iconic Agnès Varda), and featuring collaborator Ladj Ly (director of the HIFF 2019 Oscar®-nominated film LES MISÉRABLES), PAPER & GLUE showcases some of JR’s most monumental projects, starting with early illicit graffiti videos captured on nighttime Paris rooftops. From the US-Mexico border to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro to a current collaboration at a California supermax prison, JR turns photographs of residents into eye-catching, immersive aerial installations. Magnetic and insightful, JR’s art re-centers the narrative on some of the most overlooked members of society, with awe-inspiring results.