Portrait of A Lady on Fire (Portrait De La Jeune Fille En Feu)

Genre: Drama, Duration: 121 min. | MPAA: N16 | 2019 | Countries: France | Subtitles English, Lithuanian

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Céline Sciamma


On a remote island in Brittany at the end of the 18th century, young painter Marianne is commissioned to create the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young lady who has just left the convent. Bride-to-be is clueless about the wedding her mother arranged therefore Marianne needs to paint in secret. Standing in for a walking companion, the painter is exploring young lady during the day and paints her while she is asleep. Forbidden feelings grow between the two as they share Héloïse's first and last moments of freedom.

„Celine Sciamma masterfully directs the shades of passion and rebellion, and film's DOP Claire Mathon lovingly captures the stunning Northern France landscapes as a background for the portrait of two women who find solace in each other." (Aistė Račaitytė)