Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu)

Directed by Céline Sciamma
Country:
France
Year:
2019

“★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Céline Sciamma’s gripping 18-century story of obsession demonstrates a new mastery of classical style.” The Guardian, Cannes Film Festival 2019

1760: Artist Marianna has been employed by a French countess to paint the wedding portrait of her daughter Héloïse. Furiously opposed to the idea of marriage Héloïse has refused to pose for any painting.

Marianna passes herself off as Héloïse’s walking companion, allowing her to observe her subject closely without arousing Héloïse’s suspicions. Soon she finds herself attracted to Héloïse.

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  • Available on DCP Format: From March 2020
  • Available on DVD/Bluray Format: From TBC