Director: Céline Sciamma
Cast: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami
Runtime: 119 minutes
Language: French with English subtitles
Hired to paint a portrait ahead of a prospective marriage, an artist in 18th-century Brittany finds herself falling for the reclusive would-be bride, in the Cannes Queer Palm–winning fourth feature from writer-director Céline Sciamma (Girlhood).
“It is so very easy to label a film incendiary, but Portrait of a Lady on Fire deserves the scalding honour. It will ignite every flame you might have.” - Globe and Mail
“It's a visual masterpiece... The cinematography by Claire Mathon is stunning [and] the acting is wonderful.” - NPR (Los Angeles)