Malena is the most charming and irresistible beauty of Castelcuto, a sleepy village on the sunny Sicilian coast. She’s new in town and, while her husband is away fighting in the war, every stroll she takes becomes a spectacle accompanied by the lecherous glances of the men and the resentful gossiping of their envious wives. An army of skinny teenagers on bikes follows her wherever she goes, with the sole intention of looking on at her exquisite and perfect beauty. But among them is Renato, a 13 year-old boy with a huge imagination whose desires take him to the limits of obsessive fantasy.
In San Juan (Puerto Rico), attorney Henry Hearst, one of the most important personalities on the island, is called in to speak with the chief of police and complete his statement regarding the kidnap and death of a young girl killed in the same circumstances as another two in a single month. But, what seemed to be a routine visit turns into a harsh interrogation of unpredictable consequences.
The veteran filmmaker Agnès Varda and the young photographer and urban graphic artist JR make their way through the streets and landscapes of rural France in a van. The aim is very simple: to meet people with whom they can exchange ideas, to take their pictures and later display the images blown up to enormous size right there in the street, to see what reactions they provoke.