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"★★★★ Highly entertaining. A very amusing, astringent chamber piece of a movie."
Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian
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.
In cinemas from October 5.
Transmission Films gives Limelight readers the chance to win 1 of 10 double passes, valued at $40 each.
Passes are valid at participating cinemas nationally (including Palace, Dendy, Village Cinemas and select independents). Terms and conditions are listed on the back of the tickets.