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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Final Portrait - film

Due to bad weather forecast, I went to Palace Cinema in Balwyn this morning. 

As usual, Geoffrey Rush does a magnificent job portraying Alberto Giacometti. It’s a very intriguing character study better suited for a theatre than a film, in my opinion.  

I hated its camera work, shaky handheld frames always make me sick. It’s really a shame because I liked a washed out colour scheme of the film a lot. Very effective. 

The production design was brilliant, especially the artist’s studio. You can almost smell cigarette smoke and turpentine. And feel the dust on the floor. 

I had read some books on this sculptor but I didn’t know this story. So, it was great to see the film. As you know, you can’t go wrong with Geoffrey Rush. I don’t think I would have enjoyed the film as much as I did if he hadn’t been in it. 

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