11th. November 2021

Best Foreign Language Film – London Critics
CircleFilm Awards, 2020

November 11th
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
(Portrait de la Jeune Fille en Feu) 15
Director: Celine Sciamma
Cast: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel,
Luana Bajrami, Valeria Golino
Country: France
Language: French with subtitles Running time: 121 minutes
UK release date: February 2020

In 18th century France a young painter, Marianne, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of
Héloïse without her knowing. Marianne must observe her model by day, to paint her portrait at
night. Day by day, the two women become closer as they share Héloïse’s last moments of freedom.

It’s about two women falling in love and it’s rapturous, scorching, ravishing and will lock your
eyes to the screen
” – Deborah Ross, the Spectator

“There’s almost no single moment in Portrait of a Lady on Fire that couldn’t be captured, mounted,
and hung on a wall as high art.”
– Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly

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