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Film: Portrait of a Lady on Fire
September 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm€5 – €9
Dir. Céline Sciamma’s, France, 2019, 120 min.
At the end of the eighteenth century, Marianne, a young painter, is teaching painting. One of her students asks her about a painting of hers, which Marianne calls ‘Portrait de la jeune fille en feu’. Marianne recounts how this portrait, a commission from an aristocratic family was the best way to present the young woman Heloise, to a man who might marry her. The two women gradually connect, and a subtle seduction of stolen glances, touches and conversations gives way to burning desire. Céline Sciamma’s delicate, beautifully acted fourth feature explores what it means to see, and to truly be seen.