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Sunday, 20 August 2017

"Final Portrait"


A trip with B to City Screen in York yesterday afternoon to see this new film "Final Portrait"

An excellent film, beautifully staged, very well acted, beautifully photographed. Not a lot happens, the film is based on a book written by James Lord, the young man sitting for the final  portrait painting by Giacometti, but the interaction between the two main characters, then with Giacometti's wife, his mistress, his brother, these intimate details open up the film, sometimes sad, sometimes funny, always pertinent to the plot.

Stanley Tucci wrote and directed the film after he found a copy of the book, purely by chance. He has produced a wonderful piece for cinema.

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