Thursday September 24, 2020

Portrait of a Lady on Fire: Touching study of doomed female passion

A lesbian romance set in 18th-century France is by turns poignant and mesmerising

1st March, 2020
7
Adele Haenel and Noémie Merlant in Portrait of a Lady on Fire: energy pours out of every scene the young women share

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Directed by Céline Sciamma

Selected, 16

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly

€315

€248

Unlimited Access for 2 Years

This product does not auto-renew

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Don’t worry if you don’t understand everything that happens in this film, its two heroes haven’t a clue what’s going on either

John Maguire | 4 days ago

Sally Potter’s film of a man suffering from an early onset cognitive impairment fails to persuade the viewer that there can be anything other than the inevitable outcome

John Maguire | 1 week ago

The mercurial director brings superb performances out of David Thewlis and Jessie Buckley in his latest offering

John Maguire | 2 weeks ago