PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG LADY ON FIRE

a film by

Céline Sciamma

with Adele Haenel, Noemie Merlant, Valeria Golino, Luana Bajrami

SYNOPSIS

Brittany, France, 1760. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, 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.

2019 – France – 2h00

Production :  Lillies Films

International Sales : MK2

FESTIVAL

Cannes 2019 – Competition