Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Portrait de la jeune fille en feu / Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Sunday's weather is expected to be cold and rainy, so curl up with a hot drink and join us for one of last year's best movies.
The film premiered at Cannes in May Protected content , where it was nominated for a Palme d'Or and won the Best Screenplay Award.
Trailer: Protected content
Original French version with English subtitles.
France, Protected content . Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse. As Héloïse does not want to be married and refuses to pose for portraits, Marianne arrives under the guise of companionship, observing Héloïse by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night.
"It's a great example of how a well-told story, with vivid characters, can seep right into your bones and keep you thinking for days afterward - and the pleasure felt while watching it isn't negligible either." (TIME Magazine)
"Like a rocky shore at dusk or the bloom of first love, it's something that needs to be experienced rather than described." (Observer)
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