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Drama/Biography/Comedy ‧ 1h 30m
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.
Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Clémence Poésy
Director: Stanley Tucci
**** ‘Final Portrait is a fascinating and entertaining exploration of what it means to be a great artist and what it means to create art.’ ~ Harry Readhead (Metro – UK)
**** ‘Final Portrait is filled with acute vigor, seamlessly-interwoven humor, impeccable historical accuracy, and superb acting that combine for another Tucci gem.’ ~ Alex Arabian (Film Inquiry)
Tickets: Adults $14, Arts Hub Members $12, Youth $8
Book online or from the box office half an hour before the screening.
Online sales available until Friday 4pm, then tickets at the door.