Film still from <em>Portrait of a Lady on Fire</em>

Film still from Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

$5 Wednesday Sessions
  • Wed 4 Mar 2020
  • 10:30AM—12:45PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Rating: M
  • All tickets $5
  • Booking essential
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked

On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.

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.

FR, 2019, 122 min., Dir. Céline Sciamma (In French with English subtitles)

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Film poster from <em>Portrait of a Lady on Fire</em>

Film poster from Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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