This film screened on Wednesday 23rd August 2017.
Our monthly gastronomic feature followed by a meal in the IFI Café Bar.
August’s pairing of a new release and a specially devised main course menu will be Stanley Tucci’s Final Portrait, followed by a meal inspired by the film in the IFI Café Bar.
Tucci’s film is a lively portrait of the Swiss sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush) who asks his friend James Lord (Armie Hammer) to sit for a portrait in his crumbling Parisian studio.
What the perfectionist Giacometti promises will take mere hours stretches into days and eventually weeks leading a despairing Lord to wonder if he will ever be free from the studio.
The menu for the evening will be:
Beef Bourguignon- beef stew cook in red wine, mushroom bacon carrots celery
Mussels mariniere- cooked in white wine, garlic, shallots, parsley served with garlic bread
French onion soup served with gigantic cheese crouton