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Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Fri 6 - Thu 12 Mar 2020


A reluctant bride-to-be, a talented artist, a burning passion...

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BBFC: Contains sexualised nudity

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 at night. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow and Héloïse’s portrait soon becomes a testament to their love.

***** 'A sensuous, scintillating study of burning desire' - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

***** 'Céline Sciamma's masterpiece' - Katie Goh, Little White Lies

***** 'A love story for the ages' - Carmen Paddock, The Skinny

***** 'A powerfully original story of art and love' - Dave Calhoun, Time Out

***** 'Will set your world alight' - Anna Smith, Metro 

***** 'A thrilling, erotic love story' - Catherine Wheatley, Sight & Sound

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Directed By
Cline Sciamma
Year Made
France 2020