Gala Presentation

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu)
Brittany, France, 1770. Marianne (Noémie Merlant), a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), a young lady who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day and secretly paints her at night. Intimacy and attraction grow between the two women as they share Héloïse’s first and last moments of freedom, all whilst Marianne paints the portrait that will end it all.

1770. Marianne (Noémie Merlant) est peintre et doit réaliser le portrait de mariage d’Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), une jeune femme qui vient de quitter le couvent. Héloïse résiste à son destin d’épouse en refusant de poser. Marianne va devoir la peindre en secret. Introduite auprès d’elle en tant que dame de compagnie, elle la regarde.

Available to stream from 12:01AM, September 17th to 11:59PM, September 24th.
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Director:  Céline Sciamma
Writer:  Céline Sciamma
Producers:  Véronique Cayla, Bénédicte Couvreur
Cast:  Adèle Haenel, Noémie Merlant, Valeria Golino,Luàna Bajrami
Cinematographer:  Claire Mathon
Editor: Julien Lacheray
Country:  France
Language:  French & Italian
Subtitle:  English
Runtime:  119 minutes

  Best Screenplay - 2019 Cannes Film Festival   Queer Palm - 2019 Cannes Film Festival