Richard Forst has grown old. One night, he leaves his wife for Jeannie Rapp, a young woman who does not like friendship. Meanwhile, Richard’s wife, Maria, is seduced by Chet, a kind young man from Detroit… A film about the meaningless of life for a certain kind of wealthy middle-aged people.
User Reviews: John Cassavetes had impressed me with Shadows, charmed me with Minnie and Moskowitz, and disturbed me with Husbands and The Killing of A Chinese Bookie, but Faces evoked all of these reactions simultaneously. The film balances the spontaneous vision and participation of the camera as it dances around the characters with the relentless exploration of awkward human contact. After watching Faces, it is difficult to return to some of the French New Wave films, with which Cassavetes’ early work holds much in common. He simply embraced an akin visual style without diminishing psychological facets of his characters’ abandon. Faces is truly Cassavetes’ masterpiece and a work that brings to light all of his talents and contributions in the cinematic medium.