Portrait of a Lady on Fire

R 2h. 11min.
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Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Synopsis

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.

Details

Drama, Romance
2h. 11min.
Opened Friday, December 6th

Director

Céline Sciamma

Cast

Valeria Golino, Adèle Haenel, Noémie Merlant

Advisory

Rated R for some nudity and sexuality

Showtimes

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