Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a 2019 French historical drama film directed by Céline Sciamma.
Starring Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Valeria Golino, Luàna Bajrami, Christel Baras, Armande Boulanger, as Sophie, Guy Delamarche and Clément Bouyssou.
NEON on Monday, September 09, 2019 released the trailer:
Portrait of a Lady on Fire - In Theaters December 6, 2019.
At the end of the eighteenth century, Marianne (Noémie Merlant), a young painter, is teaching painting lessons. One of her students asks her about a painting of hers, which Marianne calls Portrait de la jeune fille en feu.
Years previously, Marianne arrives on an isolated island in Brittany. She had been commissioned to paint a portrait of a young woman named Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), who is to be married off to a Milanese nobleman. Marianne is informed that Héloïse has previously refused to pose for portraits, as she does not want to be married; she had been living in a convent before the implied suicide of her older sister necessitated her return and her betrothal. Marianne acts as Héloïse's hired companion to be able to paint her in secret, and accompanies her on daily walks to memorize Héloïse's features.
Marianne finishes the portrait, but finds herself unable to betray Héloïse's trust and reveals her true reason for arriving. After Héloïse criticises the painting, which does not seem to portray her true nature, Marianne destroys the work. Héloïse's mother is shocked to hear that Héloïse is willing to pose for Marianne over the next few days. While her mother leaves for Italy, Héloïse and Marianne's bond grows. One evening, they read the story of Orpheus and Eurydice while debating the true reason why Orpheus turned around to look at his wife. The pair help Sophie (Luàna Bajrami), a maid, have an abortion, and the three go to a bonfire gathering where women sing and dance, during which Héloïse's dress briefly catches fire. Meanwhile, Marianne is haunted throughout the house by visions of Héloïse in a wedding dress.
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The film Portrait of a Lady on Fire was scheduled to be released on May 19, 2019 (Cannes, Cannes Film Festival), on September 18, 2019 (France), on October 31, 2019 (Germany), on December 6, 2019 (Turkey), on January 9, 2020 (Hungary), on February 14, 2020 (United States) and on February 28, 2020 (United Kingdom) by Pyramide Films, Mozinet, Alamode Film, Alliance, Andrews Film, Anticipate Pictures, Arthaus, Arthouse Traffic, Bíó Paradís, CGV Mars Dagitim, Camera Film, Cinemanse, Cinepolis Producciones, Cineworks, Cinéart, Creative Programs, Curzon Artificial Eye, Film Distribution Artcam, Folkets Bio, GAGA, Green Narae Media, Gutek Film, Hakka Distribution, Impacto Cine, Karma Films, Lev Cinemas, Lucky Red, MCF - MegaCom Film, MK2 Films, MK2 Mile End, Madman Entertainment, MegaCom Films, Midas Filmes, Neon, Provzglyad, Pyramide Distribution, Spentzos Films, Supo Mungam Films, Voodoo Films, Front Row Filmed Entertainment, Hulu and The Criterion Collection.
The duration of the film is 120 minutes. The film grossed over $9.5 million.
The film Portrait of a Lady on Fire is rated with "R" rating.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire filming. Principal photography began in October 2018 and was completed after 38 days.
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