Screen/Society--"Portrait of a Lady on Fire" (2019) | Céline Sciamma

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 7:00pm

Film Screening: "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" (Céline Sciamma, 2019, 120 min, France, French w/ subtitles, Color, DCP) France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a reluctant bride-to-be. As the two women tentatively orbit one another, curiosity leads to intimacy, and Héloïse's portrait becomes a collaborative act and testament to their relationship. Already being hailed as one of the great cinematic love stories, "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" solidifies Céline Sciamma as one of the most exciting filmmakers working in the world today. "PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE is enthralling on every level. In her hypnotic and haunting film, alive with humor, heartbreak, and swooning sensuality, Sciamma has created nothing less than a timeless work of art." -- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone "Razor-sharp and shatteringly romantic... as perfect a film as any to have premiered this year." -- David Ehrlich, Indiewire View trailer:

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