Portrait de la jeune fille en fue (Portrait of a Lady on Fire) 2019 Ages 15+
1.30PM Sat 12 Oct 2019 (1hr 59mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed
A forbidden romance blossoms in this sumptuous tale of desire from rising French filmmaker Céline Sciamma, winner of the Best Screenplay and the Queer Palm at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
In late eighteenth-century France, a female painter is commissioned to paint the portrait of a reluctant bride without her knowledge. Under the guise of a lady’s companion, artist Marianne (Noémie Merlant) accompanies Héloïse (Adèle Haenel) throughout her day while covertly painting at night. As the portrait takes shape, Marianne begins to notice that her intense gaze is reciprocated by Héloïse. Sciamma’s film unfolds with a tense eroticism through exquisite performances and delicately lush imagery.
119 MINUTES, FRANCE, FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / DIRECTOR: CÉLINE SCIAMMA / PRODUCERS: VÉRONIQUE CAYLA, BÉNÉDICTE COUVREUR / CAST: NOÉMIE MERLANT, ADÈLE HAENEL / RIGHTS: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP