Sun 15 Mar - Thu 19 Mar 2020
Sun 15 Mar - Thu 19 Mar 2020

121 mins – France 2019 – Subtitles – Dir: Céline Sciamma
Starring: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel and Luàna Bajrami

Romance and art entwine in this sumptuous new picture from Céline Sciamma (whose previous films Tomboy and Girlhood have also screened at Triskel Arts Centre).

Set in late 18th century France, painter Marianne (Noémie Merlant) is commissioned by an affluent countess to paint the wedding portrait of her sheltered but headstrong daughter Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), in the hope it will find her a wealthy husband. While posing as her hired companion, Marianne is instructed to complete the portrait in secret, observing Héloïse by day and painting her by night. However, as the two women grow closer, their intimacy and attraction begins to blossom, paving the way for a simmering, star-crossed romance.

A heartbreaking period piece told with a distinctly modern feminist energy, Portrait of A Lady On Fire is the first female-directed film to win the Queer Palm at the Cannes Film Festival, where it also won the Best Screenplay award.

Sun 15 Mar
12.25pm / 6.25pm
Mon 16 Mar
6.25pm
Tues 17 Mar
6.25pm
Wed 18 Mar
6.25pm
Thurs 19 Mar
6.25pm
A heartrending and sensual tale of longing, female solidarity, and heartache...a love story for the ages
Daily Mirror
A heartrending and sensual tale of longing, female solidarity, and heartache...a love story for the ages
Daily Mirror
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