Portrait of a Lady on Fire(FCP 2019)
Brittany, France, 1760. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young lady who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. Intimacy and attraction grow between the two women as they share Héloïse’s first and last moments of freedom, all whilst Marianne paints the portrait that will end it all.
Best Screenplay Award: Celine Sciamma / Queer Palm – Cannes Film Festival, 2019
Noemie Merlant, Adele Haenel, Luana Bajrami, Valeria Golino