Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • 2019
  • France
  • 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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Gandy Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3LS
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