Portrait of a Lady on Fire

A film by Céline Sciamma
Valentine's Day 2020



Brittany, France, 1760. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young lady who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day and secretly paints her at night. Intimacy and attraction grow between the two women as they share Héloïse’s first and last moments of freedom, all whilst Marianne paints the portrait that will end it all.

GENRE: Romance, Drama


DIRECTOR: Céline Sciamma

STARRING: Noémie Merlant

                         Adele Haenel

                         Luana Bajrami

                         Valeria Golino

Duration: 120 mins

Country: France

Year: 2019

Languages: French with English subtitles

Release Date: 14 Feb 2020