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Portrait of a Lady on Fire

From Friday 28th February

Director: Céline Sciamma

Starring: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino, Christel Baras, Armande Boulanger

Rating: 15

France 2019, 121mins

Brittany 1760. Painter Marianne (Merlant) is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse (Haenel). Héloïse is a reluctant bride-to-be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day and secretly paints her at night. Intimacy and attraction grow between the two as they share Héloïse’s first and last moments of freedom, all whilst Marianne paints the portrait that will end it all.

One of the hits at Cannes 2019. "Sciamma brings the erotic together with the cerebral

… I was on the edge of my seat.” - The Guardian.