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Final Portrait (2017)

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The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti.

Director:

Stanley Tucci

Writers:

Stanley Tucci, James Lord (based on "A Giacometti Portrait" by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Geoffrey Rush ... Alberto Giacometti
Armie Hammer ... James Lord
Tony Shalhoub ... Diego Giacometti
Sylvie Testud ... Annette Giacometti
Clémence Poésy ... Caroline
James Faulkner ... Pierre Matisse
Kerry Shale ... Claude Martineau
Annabel Mullion ... Anne-Marie Frenaud
Tim Dreisden Tim Dreisden ... Café Waiter
Takatsuna Mukai Takatsuna Mukai ... Annette's Lover
Philippe Spall ... Pimp
Gaspard Caens Gaspard Caens ... Pimp
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Storyline

In 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, the American writer and art-lover James Lord (Armie Hammer) is asked by his friend, the world-renowned artist Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush), 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 an offbeat friendship, but, seen through the eyes of Lord, an insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and, at times, downright chaos of the artistic process. FINAL PORTRAIT is a 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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexual references and nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

23 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Final Portrait See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,472, 25 March 2018

Gross USA:

$461,972

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,677,835
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival on February 11, 2017. See more »

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[first lines]
James Lord: [narrating] In 1964, I was a young writer living in Paris. I had written a few articles about Alberto Giacometti, who was one of the most accomplished and respected artists of his generation. I had become good friends with Giacometti and his brother, Diego. And one day, after an exhibition, he asked me to sit for a portrait. He told me it would take no longer than two to three hours. An afternoon at the most.
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References Jules and Jim (1962) See more »

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La Fleur
Composed by Ralf Gscheidle
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Courtesy of Cavendish Music
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Interesting for artists but not a lot of story
22 January 2018 | by phd_travelSee all my reviews

Luckily this movie isn't that long because there isn't that much story. But nevertheless it's interesting for a look a the creative process of one of the most famous sculptors in the world. This isn't a sweeping biopic of the artist's life just a segment.

Geoffrey Rush is effective as the sculptor trying to paint a painting and starting over and over again. His subject is an art critic played by Armie Hammer who looks elegant as he poses in his suits. Clemence Poesy plays a prostitute mistress of Giacometti.

Worth a watch if you are interested in Giacometti.


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