FINAL PORTRAIT—starring Geoffrey Rush as Alberto Giacometti and Armie Hammer as James Lord—recounts the friendship between the artist and his biographer.
Lord was a great intimate of Giacometti, Picasso, and Dora Maar. In addition to his Giacometti texts, Lord is the author of several memoirs recounting his times with Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, Marie-Laure de Noailles, Jean Cocteau, Balthus, and Harold Acton. Lord’s last book was My Queer War, based on his experiences in the Second World War.
The film, directed by Stanley Tucci, co-stars Clémence Poésy, Sylvie Testud, and Tony Shalhoub as Diego Giacometti.
SXSW will host the North American premiere on Friday evening.
FINAL PORTRAIT, Friday, March 9, at 6 pm.
STATESIDE THEATRE, 719 Congress Avenue, Austin.
Opens March 23:
LAEMMLE ROYAL, 11523 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Los Angeles.
Armie Hammer (left) and Geoffrey Rush in Final Portrait.