Portrait of a Lady on Fire

122 minutes 2019 8.1

The artist Marianne arrives on an isolated island in Brittany in the late 18th century. She is commissioned to paint a portrait of the bride-to-be, Héloïse.

Several have tried to paint Héloïse before, but as the only possible protest against an arranged marriage, she refuses to be pictured. Marianne pretends to be a maid, who takes Héloïse on daily walks, where she can quietly observe her. With memory as the only tool, the portrait is finished, but does it reflect who Héloïse really is?

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Original title: Portrait de la jeune fille en feu
Category: Feature Film
Genre: Drama
Actors: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino
Director: Céline Sciamma
Producer: Bénédicte Couvreur
Script: Céline Sciamma
Country: France
Language: French