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Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Directed by Céline Sciamma

France / 119 mins / R21 – Homosexual Theme

Southeast Asian Premiere

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait de la jeune fille en feu

Southeast Asian Premiere

Directed by Céline Sciamma
France / 119 mins / R21 – Homosexual Theme

SYNOPSIS

Seductively tantalising yet graceful, the film explores desires, social norms and female subjugation in a picturesque 18th-century France. Héloïse, a countess’ daughter, is to be forcefully engaged to a Milanese man; against her will, her mother commissions a portrait to elicit the marriage proposal. Marianne is invited to paint her, and under the guise of a female companion to Héloïse, she observes her subject on their walks and through stolen glances.

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Sciamma juxtaposes a meditative humming score to the pulsating tension between the enigmatic female leads. A gentle but deep colour tone harmonises this brilliant visual poetry of a film, and as this whirlwind of a forbidden romance implodes, what is left and never to be spoken of remains in strokes and notes.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Céline Sciamma is a director and screenwriter who often addresses sexual identity and gender fluidity in her films, as in Tomboy (2011) and Girlhood (2014). Portrait of a Lady on Fire is Sciamma’s fourth feature film and was awarded the Queer Palm and Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival 2019.

CAST & INFORMATION

Year:

2019

Language(s):

French

Producer:

Bénédicte Couvreur

Cast:

Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami

Screenwriter:

Céline Sciamma

Contact Company:

Anticipate Pictures

Contact Email:

SCREENING INFO

Filmgarde Bugis Hall 3
Sat, 23 Nov 2019 / 9:30 PM

Oldham Theatre (SOLD OUT)
Sat, 30 Nov 2019 / 10:00 PM

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