Final Portrait (15)
Fri 25 Feb 3200 - Thu 01 Jan 1970
Dir. Stanley Tucci, UK, 90 mins, 2017
Written and directed by Stanley Tucci Final Portrait is based on the true story of how the Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti invited James Lord, a young American critic to sit for him in his Parisian studio in 1964. What was supposed to be a portrait lasting just a few hours turned into days and then weeks.
A Giacometti bides his time, raging at his canvas, starting over countless times, the young critic gets a glimpse at the artists insecurities and see what a tough critic he is upon himself.
Amusing, richly performed and sympathetically accurate Final Portrait offers a vibrant and charming insight to the life of Giacometti.