2019 SIPFF Opening Film
PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
PORTRAIT DE LA JEUNE FILLE EN FEU
Director Céline SCIAMMA
France | 2019 | 120min | Color | Drama, Romance, History | ⑫ | SP
Languages French/Italian Dia | Subtitle English/Korean Sub
Festival de Cannes 2019
2019 | 2 wins including: Best Screenplay
[ 11.07.THU ] 19:30 ART 1, 19:45 ART 2
[ 11.09.SAT ] 15:30 ART 1 (QT)
| DIRECTOR |
Céline SCIAMMA was born on 1980 in France. She is a writer and director, known for Tomboy (2011, Berlin Jury Prize Panorama), Water Lilies(2007, Cannes Un Certain Regard) and Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019).
| Synopsis |
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.
| CREDITS |
Director(s) Céline SCIAMMA
Writer(s) Céline SCIAMMA
Cast Adèle HAENEL, Noémie MERLANT, Valeria GOLINO
Producer(s) Bénédicte COUVREUR (Lilies Films)