Why to Watch - Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Frames of this movie should be hung in museums for how perfect they are, but that also makes sense because this film was heavily inspired by actual paintings. As a giant green dinosaur myself, I wasn’t sure how much I’d connect to this, but it left me emotionally devastated while simultaneously feeling a sense of warmth for how beautiful it is as a whole. Maybe I need therapy.



Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) Drama, Romance | 122min | February 14, 2020 (United States) 8.1
Director: Céline SciammaWriter: Céline SciammaStars: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna BajramiSummary: In 18th century France a young painter, Marianne, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse without her knowing. Therefore, Marianne must observe her model by day to paint her portrait at night. Day by day, the two women become closer as they share Héloïse's last moments of freedom before the impending wedding.


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