Some of you may know him as the face of Panem TV in The Hunger Games or more recently an alcoholic Merlin in the recent Transformers movie. Next month we will get to see another side of Stanley Tucci his latest directorial feature Final Portrait makes its British cinema debut.
Recently the movie made it’s UK Premiere at Edinburgh Film Festival and now Vertigo Releasing have released the movies UK Trailer. A story of the world-renowned Surrealist artist Alberto Giacometti(Geoffrey Rush) meets popular American writer/Art expert James Lord (Armie Hammer), sparking an unlikely friendship.
“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 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.
Final Portrait will be released in UK and Irish Cinemas from 18th August, co-starring Tony Shalhoub, Sylvie Testud and Clémence Poésy.Powered by Sidelines