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Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire

In 1700s France Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Because Héloïse is a reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under the guise of companionship, observing her subject by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as they share fleeting moments of freedom. Winner of a coveted Cannes prize and one of the best reviewed films of the year, Portrait of a Lady on Fire solidifies Céline Sciamma (Girlhood, Tomboy) as one of the most exciting filmmakers working in the world today.

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It's a visual masterpiece... The cinematography by Claire Mathon is stunning [and] the acting is wonderful.
Claudia Puig, FilmWeek
It's a great example of how a well-told story, with vivid characters, can seep right into your bones...
Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine
A subtle and thrilling love story...
A.O. Scott, New York Times
[Sciamma's] transfixing film, about the heady experience of an impossible first love, is a timeless work of art.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone


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Wednesday, Feb. 26 2020, 7:00
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