A french noblewoman wants to marry her daughter Héloïse off to a wealthy Italian suitor. Before a wedding can be arranged, however, a portrait needs to be painted and Héloïse refuses to pose for the painting. Thus, her mother hires a female artist to pose as a maid in order to be able to spend time with her daughter and paint her from memory. Céline Sciamma’s impressively stylized PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN ON FIRE is an intelligent treatise on the psychology of desire, the visual arts and the male gaze, from one of France’s leading filmmakers.
Portrait de la jeune fille en feu
Frankrike / 2019/ 1 t. 59 min.
Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino
Véronique Cayla, Bénédicte Couvreur
That obscure object of desire