Portrait of a Lady on FirePortrait de la jeune fille en fue Features
A forbidden romance blossoms in this sumptuous tale of desire from rising French filmmaker Céline Sciamma, winner of the Best Screenplay and the Queer Palm at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
In late eighteenth-century France, a female painter is commissioned to paint the portrait of a reluctant bride without her knowledge. Under the guise of a lady’s companion, artist Marianne (Noémie Merlant) accompanies Héloïse (Adèle Haenel) throughout her day while covertly painting at night. As the portrait takes shape, Marianne begins to notice that her intense gaze is reciprocated by Héloïse. Sciamma’s film unfolds with a tense eroticism through exquisite performances and delicately lush imagery.
|Language:||French, with English subtitles|
|Producer:||Véronique Cayla, Bénédicte Couvreur|
|Cast:||Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel|