Final Portrait

Final Portrait

DVD - 2018
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In the 1960s, renowned artist Alberto Giacometti requests for the writer James Lord to become the subject of one of his portraits. Although this seems like an innocent suggestion at first, Lord is quickly drawn into the strange web of Giacometti's beautiful, controversial and difficult world. The portrait sitting becomes so much more than what it seems at face value, and Lord's entire life sits on the precipice due to his association with the wildly talented artist.


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Nov 23, 2019

I am not sure how much of the creative process was revealed in this film.

It seems to dwell more as a spectator of endless repainting of the portrait of Jim Lord. and of the personal life of Giacometti.

So we give this a good try, but no "awards".

May 19, 2019

Geoffrey Rush gave a great performance as per usual, but the subject matter was boring. Since the movie was portraying real people, I presume it tried to be accurate.

May 16, 2019

a mesmerizing look at what it is to be an artist, both Geoffrey Rush as Giacometti and Armie Hammer as his subject, James Lord, are extraordinary, but this is a film for probably only eggheads

Oct 06, 2018

the acting is good but the portrait of the portrait process is a trifle tedious - as it undoubtedly is in real life.
the blond, buttoned up and pressed vs the gray disheveled mania

May 16, 2018

From "Starring: Armie Hammer, Attila G. Kerekes, Begona F. Martin, Clémence Poésy, Dolly Jagdeo, Geoffrey Rush, James Faulkner, Kerry Shale, Martyn Mayger, Philippe Spall, Sylvie Testud, Tony Shalhoub

Summary: Final Portrait is the story of the touching and offbeat friendship between American writer and art-lover James Lord and Alberto Giacometti, as seen through Lord’s eyes and revealing unique insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and sometimes the chaos of the artistic process. Set in 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, Lord is asked by his friend, Giacometti, to sit for a portrait. The process, promises Giacometti, will take only a few days and so Lord agrees — ultimately wondering “how much longer can it go on like this?” [Sony Pictures Classics]"

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