PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE

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Showings

Chauncey -Theater 1 Thu, Feb 16 7:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Pride at FilmScene
Reel Representation
Film Info
Rating:R
Runtime:122 minutes
Director:Céline Sciamma
Year Released:2019
Production Country:France
Language:French
Italian

Description

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"There's almost no single moment that couldn't be captured, mounted, and hung on a wall as high art."Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly

"An exquisite love story."Anupama Chopra, Film Companion

"With Portrait Of A Lady On Fire, Céline Sciamma has painted her masterpiece."Dallas King, Flick Feast

France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Because she is a reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under the guise of companionship, observing Héloïse by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as they share Héloïse’s first moments of freedom. Héloïse's portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their love.