Portrait of a Lady on Fire
- 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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