After its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival back in February 2017, where it received rave reviews, Stanley Tucci’s Final Portrait has finally released an endearing trailer.
Starring Geoffrey Rush as the eccentric and procrastinating artist Alberto Giacometti and Armie Hammer as the American writer James Lord, Final Portrait is written and directed by the exceptional Stanley Tucci.
In the trailer, Rush with an odd resemblance to Bob Dylan portrays the artistic genius with utter believability as his own self-doubt turns him into a grumpy perfectionist behind the canvas as Armie Hammer’s Lord becomes impatient at the amount of time it takes the man to create his portrait. Graced with light-hearted humour, Giacometti struggles with alcohol and dabbles in an extramarital affair in order to let loose.
“That’s the terrible thing: the more one works on a picture,
The more impossible it becomes to finish it.” Alberto Giacometti
FINAL PORTRAIT will be unveiled across the UK and Ireland by Vertigo Films on August 18.
Final Portrait Official Synopsis
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.