First clips from Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire, also known as Portrait de la jeune fille en feu, is a 2019 French drama film directed by Céline Sciamma. The film was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, the work was highly anticipated and the press loved it. Here is a synopsis: At the end of the eighteenth century Marianne, a young painter, is commissioned to paint a portrait of a young woman to be used to elicit marriage proposals. Knowing that the woman, Héloïse, has previously refused to sit for portraits as she does not want to be married, Marianne disguises herself as a lady’s maid in order to gain her subject’s trust only to find herself inadvertently falling in love with her. Héloïse and Marianne are portrayed by Adèle Haenel and Noémie Merlant. These clips are official sneak peeks shared before the premiere.

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