Final Portrait

The search for perfection never ends.

Final Portrait
Paris, 1964. Alberto Giacometti, the famous artist, bumps into his old friend, the American critic, James Lord, and begs that he sits for a portrait because he has an interesting face. It’ll just take a couple of days in his studio. Lord is flattered by the request and as the days go by and turn into weeks and weeks seemingly with no end in sight he realises his entire life has been hijacked by this erratic genius. The portrait continues to ebb and flow. Veering between frustration and joy, Lord ultimately sees logic in the artist’s chaotic mind and together we witness a genius complete one of his last masterpieces.

90 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Drug abuse).
Biographical, Comedy, Drama, On the art circuit
This process is ageing me ....
This process is ageing me ....


Geoffrey Rush, Armie Hammer, Clémence Poésy, Tony Shaloub, Sylvie Testud
Stanley Tucci
ScreenplayStanley Tucci
MusicEvan Lurie
CinematographyDanny Cohen
EditingCamilla Toniolo
Made in2017
Produced byPotboiler Productions, Riverstone Pictures, Olive Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy drama.
LanguageFrequent strong impact crude language.
NudityInfrequent low impact nudity in non-sexual contexts.
Drug abuseNone (sic)
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USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for language, some sexual references and nudity
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
David Engelbrecht quote iconBeleef die 'vloek' van kreatiwiteit.
Gabi Zietsman quote iconFinal Portrait is both romantic and tragic in its depiction of the life of an artist who is never satisfied with his work – you both long for his kind of life as well as abhor it – and it makes for a confusing piece of art. Art connoisseurs and artists themselves will love the nakedness of this film and how it depicts the making of art, and perhaps like me you’ll just stumble upon its chaotic beauty and fall in love with it.
10 critics
Rottentomatoes critics
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What the People say

1180 Netizens

Average .. 73%



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