Portrait of a Lady on Fire15

Directe by Celine Sciamma | France | 2019 | 2h 2m | French w/ English subtitles | Starring Adèle Haenel, Noémie Merlant, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino

On an isolated island in 18th-century Brittany, painter Marianne is commissioned by a countess to paint a wedding portrait for her daughter, hoping it will find her a wealthy husband. Romance and art entwine in Céline Sciamma’s (Girlhood, Petite Maman) ravishing period piece, told with a distinctly modern feminist edge.

One-off screening part of our UPP Members Screening Day. 15-25 Five Pound Film Pass holders can purchase tickets to this screening for the specially discounted rate of £3.

Reviews

‘Sciamma has achieved something immense with Portrait of a Lady on Fire. It’s a film that shakes the dust off of the fusty period drama and unearths the forgotten lives of women.’
★★★★★
Katie Goh, Little White Lies

‘It could have been claustrophobic but the central story is so passionately involving you don’t want to look elsewhere at all.’
★★★★★
David Sexton, London Evening Standard

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We showed Portrait of a Lady on Fire between May 11, 2022 and May 12, 2022.

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