Academy Award-winner Geoffrey Rush (Best Actor, Shine, 1997) and Golden Globe-nominee Armie Hammer (Best Supporting Actor, Call Me By Your Name, 2017) star in the compelling story about artistic genius and the search for creative perfection in Final Portrait. Adapted from James Lord’s memoir “A Giacometti Portrait,” the film was written and directed by Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games franchise, Spotlight) and tells the story of famed artist Alberto Giacometti (Rush) who asks the American writer and art-lover James Lord (Hammer) to sit for a portrait which takes much longer than either of them anticipate. Final Portrait also stars Golden Globe-winner Tony Shalhoub (TVs “Monk” 2002; The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Sylvie Testud (La Vie en Rose) and Clémence Poésy (In Bruges).
In 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, the American writer and art-lover JamesLordis 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.
.Interview clips from the cast and filmmakers
.Behind the scenes footage from the set
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