Portrait of a Lady On Fire (15)
Venue: The Corn Hall
Director: Céline Sciamma, France, 2020, 1hr 59mins, subtitles
With: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel
France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent.
Because she is a reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under the guise of companionship, observing Héloïse by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night.
'...rapturous, scorching, ravishing and will lock your eyes to the screen.' The Spectator
'...rapturous, scorching, ravishing and will lock your eyes to the screen.'