Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Aug 30, 2019 1h 59m

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.

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10 / 10 Verdict: Great
Avg. Rating: 10 # of Ratings: 6 # of Reviews: 3

Overall Rating

10 / 10 Verdict: Great
Avg. Rating: 10 # of Ratings: 6 # of Reviews: 3

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Director: Céline Sciamma

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  • TheMovieDiorama

    TheMovieDiorama

    10 / 10
    Portrait of a Lady on Fire paints a sumptuous masterpiece of scorching zealous romance. Eurydice and Orpheus. Fateful love bounded by tragedy. Her solemn death inflicting immeasurable amounts of sorrowful melancholia upon Orpheus, harnessing melod... Read the full review »
  • ScreenZealots

    ScreenZealots

    8 / 10
    Céline Sciamma, writer and director of “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” calls her period film a “manifesto on the male gaze.” This is the most accurate, elegant description of her story of a romance between two French women in the late 1700s... Read the full review »
  • SceneItReviews

    SceneItReviews

    10 / 10
    One of two foreign language films on this list, Portrait of a Lady on Fire transcends the language barrier to deliver a thoroughly authentic tapestry of love, gender and unbridled passion. Celine Sciamma’s direction is effortlessly stunning, put... Read the full review »

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