Screen/Society--"Portrait of a Lady on Fire" (2019) | Céline Sciamma
"Portrait of a Lady on Fire"
(Céline Sciamma, 2019, 120 min, France, French w/ subtitles, Color, DCP)
France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a reluctant bride-to-be. As the two women tentatively orbit one another, curiosity leads to intimacy, and Héloïse's portrait becomes a collaborative act and testament to their relationship. Already being hailed as one of the great cinematic love stories, "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" solidifies Céline Sciamma as one of the most exciting filmmakers working in the world today.
"PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE is enthralling on every level. In her hypnotic and haunting film, alive with humor, heartbreak, and swooning sensuality, Sciamma has created nothing less than a timeless work of art." -- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Razor-sharp and shatteringly romantic... as perfect a film as any to have premiered this year." -- David Ehrlich, Indiewire
View trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-fQPTwma9o