General Information

Glossary: P
Released Year: 2019
Runtime: 120 minutes
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directors: Céline Sciamma
Casts: Valeria Golino, Adèle Haenel, Christel Baras, Noémie Merlant, Luàna Bajrami, Armande Boulanger, Guy Delamarche, Clément Bouyssou, Michèle Clément, Cécile Morel
IMDB: Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

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User Rating:
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IMDB Rating: 8.1


The Hollywood Reporter - Leslie Felperin
Assaying [Sciamma's] first period film, an exquisitely executed love story that's both formally adventurous and emotionally devastating, she sticks the landing like a UCLA gymnast in peak condition. It's so good you'll want to watch again in slow-motion immediately afterwards just to see how she does it.
IndieWire - David Ehrlich
Razor-sharp and shatteringly romantic ... as perfect a film as any to have premiered this year.
The Playlist - Caroline Tsai
Sciamma ... has a magnificent capability for elegant prose that wouldn’t feel out of place in a classic novel, the kind of dialogue that simmers long after it is spoken.
The Guardian - Peter Bradshaw
A superbly elegant, enigmatic drama ... I was on the edge of my seat.
The A.V. Club - A.A. Dowd
This is a quantum creative leap for Sciamma, herself a keen observer of behavior. (Her previous films, like Tomboy and Girlhood, were rich with character detail.) Time traveling to an old world seems to unlock the full scope of her passion and insight.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.