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Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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Movie Info

  • 98%
    Critic score: Percentage of critics as compiled by rottentomatoes.com who have given this movie a positive review.
  • 92%
    Audience score: Percentage of Rotten Tomatoes users who have rated this movie 3.5 stars or higher.
Rated: R (for some nudity and sexuality)
Runtime: 125 min
Cast: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Valeria Golino, Luàna Bajrami
Genre: Drama

Synopsis

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.