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Final Portrait




Director - Stanley Tucci
Writer - Stanley Tucci
Cast - Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Tony ShalhoubClemence Poesy, Sylvie Testud
Producers - Gail Egan, Nik Bower, Ilann Girard
Production Company - Potboiler Films, Riverstone Pictures, Olive Productions
Production Guarantor - Neil CalderFilm Finances


Synopsis

Paris, 1964. Alberto Giacometti, the famous artist, bumps into his old friend, the American critic, James Lord, and begs that he sits for a portrait because he has an interesting face. It’ll just take a couple of days in his studio. Lord is flattered by the request and as the days go by and turn into weeks and weeks seemingly with no end in sight he realises his entire life has been hijacked by this erratic genius. The portrait continues to ebb and flow. Veering between frustration and joy, Lord ultimately sees logic in the artist’s chaotic mind and together we witness a genius complete one of his last masterpieces.


FILM FESTIVALS & AWARDS

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Artwave Film Festival 2017

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Belgrade Film Festival 2018

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Berlin International Film Festival 2017 (World Premiere)

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Brisbane International Film Festival 2017

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Dinard Film Festival 2017 (Previews)

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017 (UK Premiere)

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Gent International Film Festival 2017

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Istanbul International Film Festival 2017

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Leiden International Film Festival 2017

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Melbourne International Film Festival 2017

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - New British Film Festival 2017

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - New Zealand International Film Festival 2017

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - South by Southwest Film Festival 2018

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Stockholm International Film Festival 2017

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Sydney Film Festival 2017

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - Torino Film Festival 2017


FILM REVIEWS

"Stanley Tucci has created a very amusing, astringent chamber piece of a movie, performed with sympathy and wit by Geoffrey Rush and Armie Hammer" ★★★★✩ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

"A very funny, well acted and directed film that shows Stanley Tucci is as comfortable and as talented behind the camera as much as he is in front of it." ★★★★✩ Paul Heath, Hollywood News 

"In Final Portrait, Stanley Tucci, directing his first film in 10 years, takes the biopic to an even more exquisitely  homespun level of miniature close-up" Owen Gleiberman, Variety 

"Makes for a narrative with little consistent forward momentum and an anticlimactic ending, though the film remains agreeable thanks largely to Rush's flavorful performance." David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter

"Tucci's Final Portrait is an impassioned insight into a fascinating character, powered by stirring performances and a sumptuous aesthetic" ★★★★✩ Sean Gallen, The Upcoming 

"It is entertaining and there is ultimately a poignancy in an artist addicted to perfectionism." ★★★★✩ Allan Hunter, Daily Express 

"It's a delightful, nimble miniature, as thought-provoking in the long term as it is wryly entertaining in the moment." ★★★★✩ Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph 

"Stanley Tucci's Final Portrait, his first film in 10 years, is in a class of its own." ★★★★✩ Sarah Kent, The Arts Desk 

"Sensibly dramatising a few representative days rather than Giacometti's whole life, this may seem slight, but there's a lot to dig into here - and Rush hasn't had a showcase this good in years." ★★★★✩ Andrew Lowry, Empire Magazine 

"A stellar performance from Geoffrey Rush centres this diverting glimpse into the chaotic life of a great artist." ★★★★✩ Philip Kent, Total Film 

"Tucci captures his subject from a range of interesting angles without ever resorting to po-faced portraiture himself." ★★★★✩ Emma Simmonds, The List 

"A shaggy-dog story about the frustrations of genius." ★★★★✩ Harriet Fitch Little, Financial Times 

"It's a very enjoyable drama, by turns hilarious and touching, and Rush gives a rich portrait of a dedicated craftsman who truly suffered for his art." ★★★★✩ Paul Whitington, Irish Independent