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Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait de la jeune fille en feu

2h2m France 2019


IMDb 8.2 high score! Rotten Tomatoes 98% high rating!

In 18th century France a young painter, Marianne, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse without her knowing. Therefore, Marianne must observe her model by day to paint her portrait at night. Day by day, the two women become closer as they share Héloïse's last moments of freedom before the impending wedding.

"You've never seen another movie quite like this. In its quiet gaze, love becomes art."-Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times


Country: France
Language: French
Director: Céline Sciamma
Awards: Cannes Film Festival 2019 - Best Screenplay and Queer Palm, European Film Awards 2019 - 3 Nominations including European Film and Winner of European Screenwriter, César Awards 2020 - 10 Nominations including Best Film and Winner of Best Cinematography, Golden Globe Awards 2020 and BAFTA Awards 2020 - Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language/Film Not in the English Language Nominations, Movie Buff Film Awards 2019 - Best Film and Best Cinematography

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