Highly acclaimed in Cannes and hailed as “A top-grade masterpiece… The most perfect film to premiere this year”, Portrait of a Lady on Fire tells the story of the love affair between a painter and her model in the 18th century. The painter Marianne is commissioned to paint a portrait of the young Héloïse, who has just left the monastery and is about to get married. But Marianne must paint this portrait in secret. To work around this limitation, Marianne first observes the reluctant bride Héloïse, and then gets intimate with her. Director Céline Sciamma, known for directing Tomboy and for her screenplay for My Life as a Zucchini, was inspired by the women painters who have been ignored and whose work has been forgotten for centuries.
*Suitable for viewers aged 16 years or older. Includes elements of sexuality and behaviors that may set a bad example.
Director: Céline Sciamma
Cast: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami
2019 | Drama – Romance – Historical | 119′ | French, Italian, with Turkish subtitles
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