4.5

The Best Offer

Drama Romance


 

A story centered on an eccentric art auctioneer and his obsession with an heiress/collector.

Movies are rarely as alluring as this mystery crime story. Not only is the clever story well told, but it's artistically portrayed on the screen, a combination that ensures it is a pleasure to watch. There's a sophisticated mix of obsession and passion; emotions often associated with art and the people who inhabit the rarified atmospheres of galleries and auction houses. The premise is intriguing enough to hold interest right up until the credits, even if you manage to anticipate the outcome. No further bidding required.

Anne Murphy

MIFF 2013
131 mins