Final Portrait (DVD)

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Stanley Tucci writes and directs this drama based on the life of Alberto Giacometti and the biography written by James Lord. Set in Paris in 1964, Swiss painter Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush) asks his friend, young American writer James Lord (Armie Hammer), to pose for him as he struggles to find inspiration for his next work. Although on a deadline to get back to New York, James agrees at Alberto's promise that he would be done within a day. Hours, days and weeks go by as Alberto's perfectionism takes over and he becomes increasingly disatisfied with his work, insisting that James remain in Paris until the painting is complete. The cast includes Sylvie Testud as Alberto's wife Annette, Clémence Poésy as his prostitute girlfriend Caroline and Tony Shalhoub as his brother and fellow artist Diego.

Product Details

Barcode
5060192818444
Department
Movies & TV
Released
8 Jan 2018
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Drama
Region
Region 2
Language
English
Secondary Languages
French
Studio
Vertigo Films
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
Runtime
90 min
Age Restriction
15
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Final Portrait
Release Year
2017
Running Time
90 min
Language
English
Categories
Dramas / Biography / Art/Artists / Artists / Biographical / Friendships / Writers
Synopsis
In 1964, American art critic James Lord (Armie Hammer) gets uncomfortably close to artist Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush) when the master paints his portrait. What starts as a simple endeavor stretches out over two weeks, during which an aggrieved Lord grows to appreciate the cantankerous Giacometti's eccentricities, chaotic lifestyle, and unparalleled genius. Written and directed by Stanley Tucci.
Cast & Crew
Director
Stanley Tucci
Star
Armie Hammer / Clemence Poesy / Geoffrey Rush / Tony Shalhoub / Sylvie Testud
Co-Star
Laura Bernardeschi / Gaspard Caens / Maria Teresa Capasso / Laetitia Cazaux / Tim Dreisden / James Faulkner / Anne-Marie Frenaud / Dolly Jagdeo / Attila G. Kerekes / Monica Lovari / Begona F. Martin / Claude Martineau / Martyn Mayger / Takatsuna Mukai / Kerry Shale / Philippe Spall
Screenwriter
Stanley Tucci
Director of Photography
Danny Cohen
Hairstylist
Gerda Lauciute
Assistant Director
Lance Roehrig
Sound
Jack Gillies
Sound Re-Recording
Tim Cavagin
Set Decorator
Sara Wan
Makeup
Catherine Scoble
Post-Production Supervisor
Polly Duval
Music Director
Kle Savidge
Production Manager/UPM
Filiz-Theres Erel
Supervising Art Director
David Hindle
Movie Critics
Hollywood Reporter
"Amusing....Elevated by a spirited characterization from Geoffrey Rush as mercurial artist -- is there any other kind in movies? -- Alberto Giacometti."
David Rooney (11 Feb 2018, )
Los Angeles Times
"Ably written and directed by Stanley Tucci, it examines in detail the drama behind the last painting made by artist Alberto Giacometti, but that is only the start. Powered by a triumphant performance by Geoffrey Rush as the celebrated painter."
Kenneth Turan (22 Mar 2018, )
New York Times
"[A] finely observed character study that possesses the ring of careworn, unprettified truth."
(4 Apr 2018, )
RogerEbert.com
3 stars out of 4 -- "The movie is a minimally lovely treat to look at. Tucci and cinematographer Danny Cohen desaturate the colors at the beginning, giving the movie a black-and-slate-gray look from which blues and reds try to fight their way into the viewer’s perception."
Glenn Kenny (23 Mar 2018, )
Rolling Stone
3 stars out of 4 -- "[Rush is] a live-wire actor of such effortless charisma that we’re drawn to his every utterance and gesture."
Peter Travers (21 Mar 2018, )