Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • 2019
  • France
  • 2h 2min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Céline Sciamma
  • Cast: Noémie Merlant, Adele Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino
  • Language: French

Héloïse (Haenel) and Marianne (Merlant) are lovers in 18th century Brittany, who negotiate their romance after La Comtesse (Golino) leaves them with the maid Sophie (Bajrami). Scintillating, slow-burn period drama with affection and a sharp edge, gracefully handling the women’s flirtation and passion and beautifully depicting the bond between the three women.

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Market Harborough Theatre (0.0 miles)

Church Square, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 7NB
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Fri 5 Nov


The Mowlem Theatre, Swanage (0.0 miles)

Shore Road, Swanage, England, BH19 1DD
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Sun 24 Oct


The Whitty Theatre, Wokingham (0.0 miles)

Luckley House School, Luckley Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3EU
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Thu 13 Jan


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