Portrait of a lady on fire

Portrait of a lady on fire

DVD - 2020 | French | Widescreen edition
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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 first moments of freedom. Héloïse's portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and a testament to their love.

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Ace4aDay
Nov 23, 2020

A beautiful slow burn. Everything about this film was good.

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celeste26
Nov 13, 2020

This was a beautiful, haunting film with two excellent performances from the leads. It is a movie that will stay with me for a long time.

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KNisa
Nov 05, 2020

This film is the latest I have seen that come close to the Amelie . The rule I have for those sort of films is to have interesting characters, cinematography, or some sort of mood should make up the fact of the missing plot. This film has all that. France does it again with their different vibe movies.

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biny
Oct 31, 2020

It deserves the award of Best Screenplay in Canne.

Don't miss the interviews: the cinematographer, and the painter.

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Ron@Ottawa
Oct 29, 2020

This is a human drama with 17 century France as the backdrop. Two women, one artist and the other whose portrait the artist was tasked to do, slowly grew to be fond of each other over the course of their interaction. This is a slow-paced drama, and requires patience to enjoy.

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p08535253
Oct 15, 2020

Beautiful Film. The French really know how to Invoke emotion and beauty in Cinema. Will anxiously await this Directors next feature.

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FioBish
Sep 02, 2020

I was intrigued by the trailer, and I am pleased I watched it. A good story to get sucked into for a couple hours. Both leads were captivating to watch, and the ending was perfect in its own way.

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jimg2000
Aug 12, 2020

Tells an unusual love story set in coastal Brittany (Saint-Pierre Quiberon, Morbihan, France) in the 18th century. Near the beginning, a stock painting was displayed on an easel of a woman on a featureless landscape under a cloudy moonlit sky. By the time a similar image recurs, wow! There is the lady and she is indeed on fire. Only complaint is that the English subtitles likely do not capture the dialogue precisely.

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jimg2000
Aug 12, 2020

IMDb seems to have posted all the memorable quotes, thanks to its contributors:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8613070/quotes/?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

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