PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE (15)

In French with English subtitles

Playing at The Theatre

Tues 31st Mar

France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Because she is a reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under the guise of companionship, observing Héloïse by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as they share Héloïse's first moments of freedom. Héloïse's portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their love.

"Portrait" dares to engage directly with the questions of representation and gender that seem to have flummoxed the film industry of late, broadening its focus to the subject of womanhood itself at a time documented almost exclusively by men." - Variety


Cast & Creative

Cast: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami 

Director: Céline Sciamma


Ticketing Info

Tuesday 31st March, 7.30pm

Tickets: £7.50

All prices include any booking fees.

 

Running time - 121 mins


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