Catch festival favourite Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Winner of the Audience Award at the 2019 Melbourne International Film Festival, Portrait of a Lady on Fire is an intimate and deeply affecting period drama about freedom, love and desire. Marianne is a young painter in 18th-century France, commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of a reluctant bride-to-be. However the bride, Héloïse, refuses to sit for the painting leaving Marianne having to disguise herself as a lady's companion in order to get closer to her subject. As Marianne observes Héloïse by day and secretly paints her at night, intimacy and attraction between the pair grow as they share Héloïse’s first and last moments of freedom.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire is in cinemas 26 December. Watch the trailer here.
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