"Portrait of a Lady on Fire" is a 2019 French historical romantic drama film directed by Céline Sciamma.
The starring cast includes Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino, Christel Baras, Armande Boulanger, Guy Delamarche and Clément Bouyssou.
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NEON on Monday, September 09, 2019 released the trailer for "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" you can watch here:
Portrait of a Lady on Fire - In Theaters December 6, 2019.
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At the end of the eighteenth century, Marianne (Noémie Merlant), a painter, is teaching an art class in France. 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 a distant island in Brittany. She has been commissioned to paint a portrait of a young woman of the gentry 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 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 along the rugged coastline 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 will be away on the mainland. Marianne is haunted throughout the house by visions of Héloïse in a wedding dress. One evening, they read the story of Orpheus and Eurydice and debate the true reason why Orpheus turns around to look at his wife, causing her to be returned to the underworld. The pair help Sophie (Luàna Bajrami) have an abortion, and the three go to a bonfire gathering where women sing, during which Héloïse's dress briefly catches fire.
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"Portrait of a Lady on Fire" movie release date was scheduled to be 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) distributing by Pyramide Films, Mozinet, Pyramide Distribution, 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, Filmladen, First Distributors, Folkets Bio, GAGA, Green Narae Media, Gutek Film, Hakka Distribution, Impacto Cine, Karma Films, Lev Cinemas, Lucky Red, MCF - MegaCom Film, MK2 Mile End, Madman Entertainment, MegaCom Films, Midas Filmes, Neon, Provzglyad, Spentzos Films, Supo Mungam Films, Voodoo Films, Front Row Filmed Entertainment, Hulu, Impact Films and The Criterion Collection.
The duration of the film is 120 minutes. With a budget of €4.86 million, the film grossed over $10 million.
"Portrait of a Lady on Fire" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.
Principal photography began in October 2018 and was completed after 38 days.
"Portrait of a Lady on Fire" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 8.1/10.
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