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Final Portrait

Final Portrait
Release Date:
7th February 2018

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“ONE OF RUSH’S BEST PERFORMANCES – SLY, FUNNY AND FULL OF MISCHIEF.” THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

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 hours. Flattered a 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.