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Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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).


Critical Notes

"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." - Barry Hertz, Globe and Mail


Film Information

Director: Céline Sciamma
Cast:: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami 
Year: 2019
Runtime: 119 minute 
Country: France
Language: French w/e.s.t.
Distributor: MK2
Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR



DateCircuit CentreLocation
April 03, 2020Williams Lake Film Club
Williams Lake, BC
April 15, 2020Vernon Film Society
Galaxy Cinemas Polson Mall
Vernon, BC

* Represents an approximate date. Please consult local listings.