Final Portrait

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“That’s the terrible thing: the more one works on a picture, The more impossible it becomes to finish it.” Alberto Giacometti

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 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, directed by Stanley Tucci, 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.

“Rush and Tucci create a captivating portrait of an artist who’s at once elated, haunted, and utterly possessed.” – Variety

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When:
Monday 30 October 2017
Time:
7pm
Where:
Araluen Arts Centre
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Cost:
Reelpix member Full $14 Consession $11 Non Members Full $17 Consession $14