Adèle Haenel (left) and Noémie Merlant in a still from Portrait of a Lady on Fire (category IIB, French) directed by Céline Sciamma. Adèle Haenel (left) and Noémie Merlant in a still from Portrait of a Lady on Fire (category IIB, French) directed by Céline Sciamma.
Adèle Haenel (left) and Noémie Merlant in a still from Portrait of a Lady on Fire (category IIB, French) directed by Céline Sciamma.

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire film review: desire and passion in Céline Sciamma’s period romance

  • The film sizzles with sexual tension as a French countess and her female portraitist fall for each other
  • This French period drama is like a canvas brought to life, and won best screenplay at Cannes this year

Topic |   European films
Adèle Haenel (left) and Noémie Merlant in a still from Portrait of a Lady on Fire (category IIB, French) directed by Céline Sciamma. Adèle Haenel (left) and Noémie Merlant in a still from Portrait of a Lady on Fire (category IIB, French) directed by Céline Sciamma.
Adèle Haenel (left) and Noémie Merlant in a still from Portrait of a Lady on Fire (category IIB, French) directed by Céline Sciamma.
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