CELINE SCIAMMA

PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

A critically acclaimed intimate and deeply affecting drama set in 18th century France.
2019 · 119 mins · Independent, Drama, Romance, Foreign
One of the best reviewed films of the year and winner of the coveted Best Screenplay and Queer Palm awards at the Cannes Film Festival, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE is an intimate and deeply affecting period drama about freedom, love and desire. Marianne is a young painter in 18th-Century France, commissioned to paint a wedding portrait of Héloïse without her knowing. Marianne disguises herself as her companion to get closer to her subject – observing by day and secretly painting at night. Intimacy and attraction grow between the two women as they share Héloïse’s first and last moments...

One of the best reviewed films of the year and winner of the coveted Best Screenplay and Queer Palm awards at the Cannes Film Festival, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE is an intimate and deeply affecting period drama about freedom, love and desire.

Marianne is a young painter in 18th-Century France, commissioned to paint a wedding portrait of Héloïse without her knowing. Marianne disguises herself as her companion to get closer to her subject – observing by day and secretly painting at night. Intimacy and attraction grow between the two women as they share Héloïse’s first and last moments of freedom. The portrait soon becomes a collaborative act and a testament to their love.

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★★★★★ "Sciamma's love story deserves to be recognised as its own incredible take on queerness, love, and the power of art to communicate both" ONE ROOM WITH A VIEW

Info

Format
DVD
Catalogue
MMA6445
Languages
French
Subtitles
English
Encoding
PAL
Aspect Ratio
1.77:1

Directed by

Celine Sciamma

Featuring

Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Valeria Golino