- Original title
- Running time
- 90 min.
- United Kingdom
Olive Productions, Potboiler Productions, Riverstone Pictures
Drama | Biography. 1960s. Painting
- Synopsis / Plot
- The story of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti. The story is set in Paris in 1964. Alberto Giacometti is the one who decides when it is time for work, drink, doubt, destruction, flirtation or laughter in his studio. An established artist whose works fetch record prices, he hides his earnings in his studio. This is just one of the causes of many an argument with his wife Annette, another being the fact that his mistress Caroline receives all his attention. His brother Diego, also an artist, is all too familiar with his idiosyncrasies. One day, Giacometti asks American art critic and biographer James Lord to pose for him. But their sittings, scheduled to take a week, are frequently interrupted by visits to the bistro or long car rides, with no end in sight. Lord postpones his return flight several times.
: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): Nomin. for Best Production Design
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