FINAL PORTRAIT

by Stanley Tucci
FINAL PORTRAIT

Informations

Nation: UK

Year: 2017

Length: 90'

35° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

In 1964, during a short trip to Paris, the American author and art aficionado James Lord encounters his friend Alberto Giacometti, the internationally renowned painter and sculptor, who asks Lord to pose for him. The Swiss artist promises him that the sittings will only last a few days. Flattered and intrigued, Lord accepts. Not only is it the beginning of an unusual and touching relationship, but also, through Lord’s eyes, an illuminating journey into beauty, frustrations, and the depth and – sometimes – the true chaos of the artistic process.

Director

Stanely Tucci

Stanely Tucci

Stanley Tucci (Peekskill, NY, USA, 1960), after attending the State University of New York, debuted in 1982 as an actor on Broadway in The Queen and the Rebels and in 1985 in Prizzi’s Honor by John Huston. An extraordinary character actor, he made his name in Kiss of Death (1995) by Barbet Schroeder; Deconstructing Harry (1997) by Woody Allen; Road to Perdition (2002) by Sam Mendes; The Terminal (2004) by Steven Spielberg; The Devil Wears Prada (2006) by David Frankel; and in the TV series Murder One (1995-1996). In 1996, he acted, wrote and directed with Campbell Scott, Big Night (1996), which was awarded at the Sundance Film Festival; he later directed four other feature films. As an actor, he has won Golden Globes for the made-for-television movies Winchell (1998) by Paul Mazursky and Conspiracy (2001) by Frank Pierson. He received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor in 2010 for The Lovely Bones by Peter Jackson.

Filmography:
Big Night (id., coregia/codirector Campbell Scott, 1996), The Impostors (Gli imbroglioni, 1998), Joe Gould’s Secret (Il segreto di Joe Gould, 2000), Blind Date (2007), Independent Lens (serie tv/tv series, doc., 2013), Final Portrait (2017).

Cast and Credits

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Stanley Tucci
soggetto/story
dal romanzo Un ritratto di Giacometti di/from the novel A Giacometti Portrait by James Lord
fotografia/cinematography
Danny Cohen
montaggio/film editing
Camilla Toniolo
scenografia/production design
James Merifield
costumi/costume design
Liza Bracey
musica/music
Evan Lurie
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Geoffrey Rush (Alberto Giacometti), Armie Hammer (James Lord), Tony Shalhoub (Diego Giacometti), Clémence Poésy (Caroline)
produttori/producers
Gail Egan, Nik Bower, Ilann Girard
produzione/production
Potboiler

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contatti/contacts
Bim Distribuzione
Antonio Medici
amedici@bimfilm.com
www.bimfilm.com

Director statement

“I am a great fan of Giacometti’s work. I always have been. At a certain point, I began to read everything I could find about him, including the book on which this film is based, A Giacometti Portrait. I’ve been carrying it around with me for over twenty years. I wrote this movie ten years ago, or maybe even longer than that. I have always been interested in the creative process: why an artist does what he does, the relationship between his work and society.”

Synopsis Learn more

In 1964, during a short trip to Paris, the American author and art aficionado James Lord encounters his friend Alberto Giacometti, the internationally renowned painter and sculptor, who asks Lord to pose for him. The Swiss artist promises him that the sittings will only last a few days. Flattered and intrigued, Lord accepts. Not only is it the beginning of an unusual and touching relationship, but also, through Lord’s eyes, an illuminating journey into beauty, frustrations, and the depth and – sometimes – the true chaos of the artistic process.

Director All about direction

Stanely Tucci

Stanely Tucci

Stanley Tucci (Peekskill, NY, USA, 1960), after attending the State University of New York, debuted in 1982 as an actor on Broadway in The Queen and the Rebels and in 1985 in Prizzi’s Honor by John Huston. An extraordinary character actor, he made his name in Kiss of Death (1995) by Barbet Schroeder; Deconstructing Harry (1997) by Woody Allen; Road to Perdition (2002) by Sam Mendes; The Terminal (2004) by Steven Spielberg; The Devil Wears Prada (2006) by David Frankel; and in the TV series Murder One (1995-1996). In 1996, he acted, wrote and directed with Campbell Scott, Big Night (1996), which was awarded at the Sundance Film Festival; he later directed four other feature films. As an actor, he has won Golden Globes for the made-for-television movies Winchell (1998) by Paul Mazursky and Conspiracy (2001) by Frank Pierson. He received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor in 2010 for The Lovely Bones by Peter Jackson.

Filmography:
Big Night (id., coregia/codirector Campbell Scott, 1996), The Impostors (Gli imbroglioni, 1998), Joe Gould’s Secret (Il segreto di Joe Gould, 2000), Blind Date (2007), Independent Lens (serie tv/tv series, doc., 2013), Final Portrait (2017).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia, sceneggiatura/director, screenplay
Stanley Tucci
soggetto/story
dal romanzo Un ritratto di Giacometti di/from the novel A Giacometti Portrait by James Lord
fotografia/cinematography
Danny Cohen
montaggio/film editing
Camilla Toniolo
scenografia/production design
James Merifield
costumi/costume design
Liza Bracey
musica/music
Evan Lurie
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Geoffrey Rush (Alberto Giacometti), Armie Hammer (James Lord), Tony Shalhoub (Diego Giacometti), Clémence Poésy (Caroline)
produttori/producers
Gail Egan, Nik Bower, Ilann Girard
produzione/production
Potboiler

**
contatti/contacts
Bim Distribuzione
Antonio Medici
amedici@bimfilm.com
www.bimfilm.com

Director statement Read more

“I am a great fan of Giacometti’s work. I always have been. At a certain point, I began to read everything I could find about him, including the book on which this film is based, A Giacometti Portrait. I’ve been carrying it around with me for over twenty years. I wrote this movie ten years ago, or maybe even longer than that. I have always been interested in the creative process: why an artist does what he does, the relationship between his work and society.”