Final Portrait

Final Portrait

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Release Date: Thursday, 5 October 2017.
Starring Armie Hammer, Clémence Poésy, Geoffrey Rush.
Directed by Stanley Tucci.
Classification: M (Mature themes, coarse language and nudity), 90 mins.
Official Site: http://www.transmissionfilms.com.au/films/final-portrait
Country: UK.

In 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, the American writer and art-lover James Lord is asked by his friend, the world-renowned artist Alberto Giacometti, to sit for a portrait. The process, Giacometti assures Lord, will take only a few days. Flattered and intrigued, Lord agrees.

So begins not only the story of a touching and offbeat friendship, but, seen through the eyes of Lord, a uniquely revealing insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and, at times, downright chaos of the artistic process. FINAL PORTRAIT is a bewitching portrait of a genius, and of a friendship between two men who are utterly different, yet increasingly bonded through a single, ever-evolving act of creativity. It is a film which shines a light on the artistic process itself, by turns exhilarating, exasperating and bewildering, questioning whether the gift of a great artist is a blessing or a curse.


 

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