Portrait of a lady on fire
|Language and/or Subtitles:||French|
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France, 1760. 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 a testament to their love.
|Series||Criterion collection ; 1034.|
Lesbians -- Drama.
Women artists -- France -- Drama.
Gay artists -- France -- Drama.
France -- 18th century -- Drama.
|Publisher|| [New York, NY] :2020
|Edition||Director-approved DVD special edition; Widescreen.|
1980- screenwriter, film director.
Couvreur, Bénédicte, film producer.
Merlant, Noémie, 1988- actor.
Haenel, Adèle, actor.
Bajrami, Luàna, 2001- actor.
Golino, Valeria, actor.
Para One, 1979- composer.
Simonini, Arthur, composer.
Neon (Firm), production company.
Lilies Films, production company.
Arte France cinéma (Firm), production company.
Hold up Films, production company.
Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée (France), production company.
Île-de-France (France), production company.
Canal+ Group (Firm), production company.
Ciné+ (France), production company.
ARTE France, production company.
Pyramide (Firm), production company.
MK2 Productions, production company.
Cinécap 2, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), publisher.
Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino.
Director of photography, Claire Mathon ; editor, Julien Lacheray ; music, Jean-Baptiste De Laubier, Arthur Simonini.
MPAA rating: R; for some nudity and sexuality.
French dialogue; with optional English subtitles.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2019.
Special features: new 4K digital master; new conversation between director Céline Sciamma and film critic Dana Stevens; new interviews with actors Adèle Haenel and Noémie Merlant; interview with cinematographer Claire Mathon from the 2019 Cannes Film Festival; interview from 2019 with artist Hélène Delmaire on creating the paintings for the film, along with behind-the-scenes footage; an essay by film critic Ela Bittencourt.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen presentation (1.85:1); Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (folded : color illustrations ; 19 cm)