Release Date: December 6th, 2019
TBC |1 hr 59 minPlot Summary
France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Hlose, 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 Hlose by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as they share Hloses first moments of freedom. Hlose'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 Cline Sciamma as one of the most exciting filmmakers working in the world today. Nomie and Adle 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 Hlose 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.
Cast: Adèle Haenel , VALERIA GOLINO , Noémie Merlant , Luàna Bajrami
Director: Céline Sciamma
Production Co: Arte France Cinéma,Hold Up Films,Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC),Canal+,Ciné+,Cinécap 2,Région Ile-de-France,Lilies Films