Portrait of a Lady on Fire
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Movie Info & Cast
- Noémie Merlant
- Adèle Haenel
- Luàna Bajrami
- Valeria Golino
- Christel Baras
- Armande Boulanger
- Guy Delamarche
- Clément Bouyssou
- Michèle Clément
- Cécile Morel
Did You Know?
- This is the third collaboration between Adèle Haenel and Céline Sciamma.
- In the initial scene, Marianne jumps into the water when a wooden crate goes overboard. Later on, once on land, she is shown to be soaking wet and the contents of the crate are wet as well. However, the crate itself is dry.
- Marianne: I didn't know you were an art critic.
- Héloïse: I didn't know you were a painter.
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I didn't see a movie, I saw a work of art. highly recommended.
lesbians? yes mmm very good
Just like the short time the lovers have together, Portrait of a Lady on Fire is minimal but perfect, without an image, a glance, or a brushstroke to spare.
Assaying [Sciamma's] first period film, an exquisitely executed love story that's both formally adventurous and emotionally devastating, she sticks the landing like a UCLA gymnast in peak condition. It's so good you'll want to watch again in slow-motion immediately afterwards just to see how she does it.
Arthouse audiences will be intrigued to discover how Sciamma has channelled the fluid energy of her contemporary work into the more constrained environment of a costume drama. It won’t hurt that this is a strikingly handsome production which will be admired on a technical level.