Portrait Of A Lady On Fire

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Original title: Portrait de la jeune fille en feuCline Sciamma | France 2019 | 121m | 15 | In French with English subtitlesFrance, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Hlose, 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 Hlose by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as they share Hlose's first moments of freedom. Hlose's portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their love.

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