This year for Valentine’s Day, we have a special preview of Portrait of a Lady on Fire.
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.
Preview/ There will be a preview screening of Portrait of a Lady on Fire on Fri 14 Feb, 20:20. General release is from Fri 28 Feb.