Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Release date: December 6, 2019
    Studio: Neon
    Director: Celine Sciamma
    MPAA Rating: N/A
    Screenwriter: Celine Sciamma
    Genre: Drama, Romance

    Starring: Noemie Merlant, Adele Haenel, Luana Bajrami, Valeria Golino

    Plot Summary: Set in France, 1760, Portrait of a Lady on Fire follows the story of a young painter Marianne, who 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.

     

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