"Portrait of a Lady on Fire" is a 2019 French historical romantic drama film directed by Céline Sciamma.
The starring cast includes Noémie Merlant as Marianne, Adèle Haenel as Héloïse, Luàna Bajrami as Sophie, Valeria Golino as La Comtesse, Christel Baras as La faiseuse d'ange, Armande Boulanger as L'élève atelier, Guy Delamarche as L'homme salon, Clément Bouyssou as Le batelier and Ramin Namdar as Ramin Namdar.

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Is there a trailer for Portrait of a Lady on Fire movie?

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.

Plot summary

What is Portrait of a Lady on Fire movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" movie plot summary.

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 by Héloïse's mother, The Countess, that she 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), the house maid, have an abortion. Later, the three go to a bonfire gathering where women sing, during which Héloïse's dress briefly catches fire.


Who plays who in the Portrait of a Lady on Fire movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Noémie Merlant  as Marianne
Adèle Haenel  as Héloïse
Luàna Bajrami  as Sophie
Valeria Golino  as La Comtesse
Christel Baras  as La faiseuse d'ange
Armande Boulanger  as L'élève atelier
Guy Delamarche  as L'homme salon
Clément Bouyssou  as Le batelier
Ramin Namdar  as Ramin Namdar

Release date

When is Portrait of a Lady on Fire movie release date?

"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, Arthaus, Bíó Paradís, Cinemanse, Cineworks, Cinéart, Cinepolis Producciones, Curzon Artificial Eye, Film Distribution Artcam, Filmladen, Folkets Bio, Gutek Film, Neon, Hulu, MK2 Mile End, Provzglyad, Lucky Red, Voodoo Films, Karma Films, Spentzos Films, Supo Mungam Films, Midas Filmes, MegaCom Films, MCF - MegaCom Film, Madman Entertainment, Lev Cinemas, Impacto Cine, Hakka Distribution, Green Narae Media, First Distributors, Creative Programs, CGV Mars Dagitim, Arthouse Traffic, Anticipate Pictures, Alliance, Andrews Film, Camera Film, GAGA, Front Row Filmed Entertainment, Impact Films, Mars Productions and The Criterion Collection.


What are Portrait of a Lady on Fire filming details?

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.


What are critics and audiences saying about Portrait of a Lady on Fire movie?

"Portrait of a Lady on Fire" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 8.1/10.

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