Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Some are afraid of fire, others are made of it.

Portrait de la jeune fille en feu
France 2019
  • Czech
119 min.

In 18th-century France young painter Marianne, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse without her knowing. Therefore, Marianne must observe her model by day to paint her portrait at night. Day by day, the two women become closer as they share Héloïse's last moments of freedom before the impending wedding.

Director: Céline Sciamma
Screenplay: Céline Sciamma
Cinematography: Claire Mathon
Music: Jean-Baptiste de Laubier, Arthur Simonini
Editing: Julien Lacheray
Production Design: Thomas Grézaud
Producer: Bénédicte Couvreur
Co-production: Rémi Burah, Véronique Cayla, Olivier Père
Cast: Adèle Haenel, Noémie Merlant, Valeria Golino, Luàna Bajrami, Armande Boulanger, Michèle Clément