PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE!
Set in 18th-century France, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE, will set your heart on fire! Marianne (Noémie Merlant) is commissioned to paint the noblewoman Héloïse (Adèle Haenel) so that the man Héloïse’s mother has arranged for her to marry may approve or disapprove of her before the wedding. However, Héloïse has refused and Marianne must think of a creative way to accomplish the task on hand. This is where our story begins, this is where your heart begins to feel Héloïse pain and anguish of her past.
Our tale of love, passion, and heartbreak begin and end in no time at all. I've always believed in my heart that love has no boundaries, that when you find the one that sets your soul on fire, time stops for just a moment and you're bonded together forever. Pure love is powerful, it can take over your entire being, and unfortunately from the 18th century to now, one thing hasn't changed, sometimes love doesn't win and it's a devastating feeling but that flame will last forever in your heart. It can rip your insides apart all the while you're holding up a steady front.
The grace and beauty of PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE will take your breath away, the issues on hand are just as relevant as they were then, as they are now. PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE is a masterpiece, it's a devastatingly unforgettable story of love and how our moments are fleeting and are turned into thoughts and regret. Your soul will ache for seconds of the purity that is portrayed, for hope, and the wish, that we should all be so lucky for a moment to feel a love as such as this.
PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE is out in theaters February 14th and not to be missed.
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.
Winner of a coveted Cannes prize and one of the best reviewed films of the year, Set in 18th-century France, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE, will set your heart on fire! Marianne (Noémie Merlant) is commissioned to paint the noblewoman Héloïse (Adèle Haenel) so that the man Héloïse’s mother has arranged for her to marry may approve or disapprove of her before the wedding. However, Héloïse has refused and Marianne must think of a creative way to accomplish the task on hand. Céline Sciamma as one of the most exciting filmmakers working in the world today. Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel turn the subtle act of looking into a dangerous, engrossing thrill, crafting the most breathtaking and elegant performances of the year. To watch Marianne and Héloïse fall in love is to see love itself invented onscreen. With contemporary themes in period dress, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE is one of the greatest love stories ever told.