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French Impressions: Portrait of a Lady On Fire (15)

Director: Céline Sciamma
Cast: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami
Language: French
Country of Origin: France
Year: 2019
Running Time: Film talk 60mins; Film screening; 123mins;

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Céline Sciamma has been one of the most exciting new talents in French Cinema this century with a string of original works. Jon Davies our French cinema expert will be looking at her films to date as background to her award nominated Portrait of a Lady on Fire.

Portrait Of A Lady On Fire (15)

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. 

Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated for Best Foreign Feature Film 

Please note: This programme includes the Talk at 1pm-2pm and a Screening at 2.30pm. To book for the film only on this day, please contact the Box Office on 020 8232 1010. 

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