Ahead of its home entertainment release, Sony Pictures Classics has released this exclusive clip of “Final Portrait.”
Armie Hammer stars as writer James Lord and Geoffrey Rush is Alberto Giacometti in this tale of friendship among artists in 1960s Paris. The official synopsis reads in part:
‘Final Portrait’ is a 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.
Tony Shalhoub and Clémence Poésy also star.
Hammer earned a Golden Globe nomination last year for his supporting role in “Call Me By Your Name.” He can currently be seen in Boots Riley’s “Sorry to Bother You.” Later in the year, he will also star in “Hotel Mumbai” and “On the Basis of Sex.”
Rush won an Academy Award for his performance in “Shine” in 1997. He went on to additional nominations, most recently for “The King’s Speech” in 2010. Last year, he earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for his portrayal of Albert Einstein in “Genius.”
“Final Portrait” is directed by Stanley Tucci, who also adapted the script from Lord’s memoir. The Oscar-nominated actor has stepped behind the camera a few times. His most recent directorial effort was in 2007’s “Blind Date.”
This film began its run along the festival circuit last year. It premiered at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival before continuing on to Edinburgh, Brisbane, and others. It screened at the 2018 SXSW festival prior to its limited run in US theaters.
Sony Pictures Classics is releasing the film on DVD on July 31.
Please enjoy this exclusive clip: