Portrait of a Lady on Fire
France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Winner of a coveted Cannes prize and one of the best reviewed films of the year, Portrait of a Lady on Fire solidifies Céline Sciamma as one of the most exciting filmmakers working in the world today. The subtle act of looking turns into a dangerous, engrossing thrill. With contemporary themes in period dress, this may be one of the greatest love stories ever told on film.