Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Drama , Romance | 131 Minutes

Canada: Friday, February 14, 2020



for some nudity and sexuality

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.

Cast & Crew

Movie Cast
  • Valeria Golino
  • Adele Haenel
  • Noémie Merlant
Movie Crew
  • Céline Sciamma
  • Céline Sciamma

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