In 1964, while on a short trip to Paris, the American writer and art-lover James Lord (Armie Hammer) is asked by his friend, the world-renowned artist Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush), 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 an offbeat friendship, but, seen through the eyes of Lord, an insight into the beauty, frustration, profundity and, at times, downright chaos of the artistic process. FINAL PORTRAIT is a 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.
Geoffrey Rush....Alberto Giacometti
Tony Shalhoub....Diego Giacometti
James Faulkner....Pierre Matisse
Sylvie Testud....Annette Arm
Kerry Shale....Art Dealer
Attila G. Kerekes....Parisian Passer-by
Martyn Mayger....Older man in cafe
Dolly Jagdeo....Party Girl (as Dolly Ballea)
Laura Bernardeschi....Cafe costumer
Gaspard Caens....Pimp 2
Begona F. Martin....Prostitute (as Begoña Fernández Martín)
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