Portrait of a Lady on Fire

January 5, 2022 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait de la Jeune Fille en Feu unfolds on a remote island off the coast of 18th-century Brittany.  There, young painter Marianne is commissioned to create a portrait of reluctant bride-to-be, Héloïse. She must do so in secret, however, posing as a lady’s companion because Héloïse refuses to sit for a portrait.  As their hours together lengthen, Héloïse kindles a new flame in Marianne – one that time and circumstance will conspire to extinguish.  This vividly shot and quietly turbulent film finds new possibilities in the age-old vein of forbidden love.

Year:  2019 (UK 2020)
Certificate:  15
Language:  French
Director:  Céline Sciamma
Genre:   Drama, Romance
Length:  121 minutes