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Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

Releasing at September 18, 2019 in theaters.

“Portrait de la jeune fille en feu”

Drama, Romance

Portrait of a Lady on Fire is drama romance film directed and written by Céline Sciamma. The film stars Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino, Christel Baras, Armande Boulanger and Guy Delamarche. It primiered at May 19, 2019 on Cannes Film Festival.

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. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as they share Héloïse’s first moments of freedom. Héloïse’s portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their love.

The film solidifies Céline Sciamma as one of the most exciting filmmakers working in the world today. Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel turn the subtle act of looking into a dangerous, engrossing thrill, crafting the most breathtaking and elegant performances of the year. To watch Marianne and Héloïse fall in love is to see love itself invented onscreen. With contemporary themes in period dress, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE is one of the greatest love stories ever told.

Director: Céline Sciamma

Writer: Céline Sciamma

Stars: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino, Christel Baras, Armande Boulanger, Guy Delamarche


Noémie MerlantMarianne
Adèle HaenelHéloïse
Luàna BajramiSophie
Valeria GolinoLa Comtesse
Christel BarasLa faiseuse d’ange
Armande BoulangerL’élève atelier
Guy DelamarcheL’homme salon
Clément BouyssouLe batelier
Ramin NamdarRamin Namdar
Michèle ClémentUne paysanne
Cécile MorelUne paysanne


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