Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) 121 mins

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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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 do 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 of and testament to their love.

(French with English subtitles)

Razor-sharp and shatteringly romantic… as perfect a film as any to have premiered this year.” – Indiewire

"It is so very easy to label a film incendiary, but Portrait of a Lady on Fire deserves the scalding honour. It will ignite every flame you might have." - Globe and Mail

Sciamma’s ravishing celebration of female passion and desire is rooted in mutual sexual awakening but ultimately becomes a story of a much deeper, more spiritual kind of love.” – Little White Lies

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