PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE (15)
Portrait de la jeune fille en feu
One of the highlights of the 2019 festival – in cinemas nationwide now!
A vivid portrait of the stolen romantic relationship between two young women, played by Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel, who have a persuasive on-screen connection which gives this affair a life of its own…
Set in Brittany in 1760 Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride-to-be and Marianne must paint her without her knowledge. She observes her by day and secretly paints her at night.
Intimacy and attraction grow between the two women as they share Héloïse’s ﬁrst and last moments of freedom, all whilst Marianne paints the portrait that will end it all.
“brings the erotic together with the cerebral…” The Guardian