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Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019, D: Sciamma) S: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel





Directed by Céline Sciamma. Starring Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel. In Theaters December 6.

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 to their love.

Winner of a coveted Cannes prize and one of the best reviewed films of the year, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE solidifies Céline Sciamma as one of the most exciting filmmakers working in the world today. Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel turn the subtle act of looking into a dangerous, engrossing thrill, crafting the most breathtaking and elegant performances of the year. To watch Marianne and Héloïse fall in love is to see love itself invented onscreen. With contemporary themes in period dress, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE is one of the greatest love stories ever told.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8613070/
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/por...a_lady_on_fire

Opens limited this week. Currently 98% on RT.

I remember when I was at NYFF everyone was talking about this one. I didn't get a chance to see it. Looks interesting. Not sure when it will expand...

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Re: Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019, D: Sciamma) S: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel

Hold still and say “cheese”.



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Saw this last night, it was pretty extraordinary. Wonderful performances from all the leads, and the cinematography is Oscar-worthy, just a beautiful film to look at. Early forerunner as my favorite movie of 2020.

Still at 98% on RT, and gets a 95 on MetaCritic (listed as the #2 best-reviewed movie of 2019, only behind 'Parasite').
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So is there graphic sex/nudity in this?
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Re: Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019, D: Sciamma) S: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel

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So is there graphic sex/nudity in this?
According to the parents guide on IMDB
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So is there graphic sex/nudity in this?
Not really. A couple scenes in bed where two characters are topless, a couple scenes with some kissing. Nothing overly graphic.
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Man this film reminded me so much of Call Me By Your Name. Even the closing shot is very close to being the same. This is an absolutely breathtaking film. Top 3 of 2019 so far. Any other year it would have been an easy number one. But there have been a couple masterpieces this year. It's stayed with me since I saw it a few nights ago.
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This was excellent. And yea I see the similarity with CMBYN. Hell of an ending.
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Re: Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019, D: Sciamma) S: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel

Let me guess, she’s on fire.
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No.
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Dang it. False advertising.
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Dang it. False advertising.

Actually no, there is indeed a portrait painted with a lady who is on fire.
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I’m so in.
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Re: Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019, D: Sciamma) S: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel

Saw this last night and it was fantastic. As previously stated, absolutely beautiful to look at and the leads were perfect. There is a moment with a group of women singing that was astonishing. Second favorite of 2019 releases behind Parasite.
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This will be up on Hulu tomorrow.
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Re: Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019, D: Sciamma) S: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel

Nice. I've heard great things. Can't wait to watch it.

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