Portrait de la jeune fille en feu (Portrait of a Lady on Fire) 2019 M
3.15PM Sat 14 Mar 2020 (1hr 59mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free
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 as a forbidden romance blossoms between a painter and her subject in this sumptuous tale of desire and love.
70MM, COLOUR, STEREO, 119 MINUTES, FRANCE, FRENCH (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: CÉLINE SCIAMMA / CINEMATOGRAPHER: CLAIRE MATHON / EDITOR: JULIEN LACHERAY / PROD CO: LILIES FILMS, ARTE FRANCE CINÉMA, HOLD UP FILMS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP