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Portrait of a Lady on Fire
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Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

Drama Foreign Romance
119 min.
Release Date
December 6, 2019 (Limited)
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Running Time
119 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated R for some nudity and sexuality

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... Full synopsis »

MOVIE REVIEW

En fuego is the name of the game in Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire, a movie that seems to literally emit steam from every scene—and that’s not even innuendo to the film’s sex scenes. Vibrantly shot and beautifully acted, Portrait is one of the year’s better movies—even if it is a costume drama. Full movie review »
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