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John Cassavetes United States, 1968

le Gars's rating of the film Faces

4,5 Cassavetes attacks American society by describing unhappy marriages and lost people. The greatness of this film is that it escapes labels: it is realist and it is not, it is precisely written and it is not, it is fiction and it is not. The first scene adds a touch of mise en abyme that reveals the beautiful paradox of Cassavetes' filmmaking style: cinema is a mixture of lies and truths. Like everyday life.