On a Paris visit in 1964, the American writer James Lord (Armie Hammer) was entreated by his friend, the Swiss painter Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush) to sit for a portrait. What was supposed to have been a few days' project wound up stretching into weeks at the hands of the exasperatingly demanding artist, as amusingly limned in writer/director Stanley Tucci's study of the creative process and a remarkable personal bond. Clémence Poésy, Tony Shalhoub, James Faulkner, Sylvie Testud co-star. 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English.