Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Winner
Queer Palm
Cannes Film Festival
Winner
Best Screenplay
Cannes Film Festival
Nominee
Palme d’Or
Cannes Film Festival
Haunting and downright revolutionary.

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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.

Winner of a coveted Cannes prize and one of the best reviewed films of the year, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE solidifies Céline Sciamma as one of the most exciting filmmakers working in the world today. Noémie and Adèle Haenel turn the subtle act of looking into a dangerous, engrossing thrill, crafting the most breathtaking and elegant performances of the year. To watch Marianne and Héloïse fall in love is to see love itself invented onscreen. With contemporary themes in period dress, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE is one of the greatest love stories ever told.

"A ravishing masterpiece." - The Observer

"The most enthralling cinema experience of the year." - The Atlantic

"Timeless... one of the most beautiful and transporting films you will ever see." - Rolling Stone

"No film this year burns so intensely against your skin...Céline Sciamma’s most perfect and powerful feature to date." - Indiewire
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Genre
Drama, History, Romance, LGBT, Women and Film, French Cinema
Runtime
121
Language
French
Director
Céline Sciamma
Writer(s)
Céline Sciamma
Cast
Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel
Awards:
Winner, Queer Palm, Cannes Film Festival
Winner, Best Screenplay, Cannes Film Festival
Nominee, Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival
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