Portrait of a lady on fire
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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 a testament to their love.

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Criterion collection
Criterion collection ; 1034
Criterion collection ; 1034 DVD.
Arranged marriage -- Fiction.
Lesbians -- Fiction.
Women artists -- France -- Fiction.
Feature films.
Foreign films.
Motion pictures, French.
Romance films.
Other Authors:
Bajrami, Luàna, 2001- actor.
Baras, Christel, actor.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Golino, Valeria, actor.
Haenel, Adèle, actor.
Merlant, Noémie, 1988- actor.
Sciamma, Céline, 1980- film director, screenwriter.
Director-approved DVD special edition.
1 videodisc (121 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches.
digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1
video file DVD video region 1
Target Audience Note:
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG.
Title from container.
Cinematography, Claire Mathon ; editor, Julien Lacheray ; costume designer, Dorothée Guiraud ; set designer, Thomas Grezaud.
Noemie Merlant, Adele Haenel, Luana Bajrami, Valeria Golino, Christel Baras.
DVD ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1.
For private home use only.
French audio; English subtitles.
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