Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Directed by Céline Sciamma

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Brittany, France 1770. Portrait painter Marianne (Merlant) is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse (Haenel), a reluctant bride-to-be who has just left the convent. The painting must be done in secret, and so Marianne observes her by day and paints by night. Intimacy and attraction grow between the two women but their freedom is short-lived. The winner of both the Queer Palm and Best Screenplay at Cannes 2019, the latest work from Sciamma (Girlhood) is intelligent, sensuous and passionate.

We hosted a special preview of Portrait of a Lady on Fire on Fri 14 February to mark St Valentine’s Day.

122 minutes

Translated title:
Portrait de la jeune fille en feu

French and Italian

Full English

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