Portrait of a Lady on Fire, reviewed.

Furious at her powerlessness to escape the arranged marriage, she walked out midsitting on the last artist who tried to paint her, leading him to destroy his work. Now her mother (Valeria Golino) tells H’lo’se that Marianne has been brought in to be her companion on her daily cliffside walks; Marianne must soak in as much about H’lo’se as she can on those walks, squirrel away sketches, and work on the portrait in private. There’s more backstory, but the information needed for the film’s stark setup is simple to grasp: two women, a canvas on an easel, a secret, the sea.

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Publisher: Slate Magazine
Date: 2019-12-02T16:31:34.322Z
Author: Dana Stevens
Twitter: @slate
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New Promo Trailer + A Gorgeous Poster for ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’

“Do all lovers feel they’re inventing something?” Neon has released a new 30-sec promo trailer for C’line Sciamma’s beloved Portrait of a Lady on Fire, to remind people of the release plans for this stunning French film. But they’re switching up the original plan to play the awards season. The film will still open on December 6th, but only in New York and Los Angeles, for an exclusive “one-week run” to quality for the Oscars. Then Neon will wait for two months and re-open the film nationwide, in full wide release, on Friday, February 14th ‘ Valentine’s Day ‘ only five days after the Oscars air. Set on an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a rebellious young woman. The two fall madly in love with each other. No’mie Merlant co-stars with Ad’le Haenel, and a cast that includes Lu’na Bajrami, Valeria Golino, Christel Baras, Armande Boulanger, Guy Delamarche, and Cl’ment Bouyssou. This is an extra wait, but it will be well worth it when it is finally out in wide release in February. The painted poster by Akiko Stehrenberger (seen below) is also spectacular.

Publisher: FirstShowing.net
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‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ Announces New Release Plan With Hypnotic Teaser ‘ Exclusive

After missing out as France’s entry for the country’s Best International Film berth at this year’s Oscars, C’line Sciamma‘s lauded period romance ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire‘ is pursuing a new release plan. While cinephiles in New York and Los Angeles will still be able to see the Cannes contender in theaters on December 6, as originally planned, the film will now roll out in wide release on Valentine’s Day 2020, all the better to capture audiences hungry for an emotional and enthralling romance to savor on a holiday dedicated to love.  (Read Article)

Portrait of a Lady on Fire: Why this French movie is a beauty and one of 2019’s best

Portrait of a Lady on Fire'(M, 121 mins) Directed by Celine Sciamma’ In the 18th’century, if a family of immodest wealth had a daughter who was approaching marriageable’age ‘ and if that daughter was of sufficiently pulchritudinous’visage that it was judged to be worth a flutter, then a portrait painter would be engaged to create a flattering image of said daughter, which could then be couriered around the even-more-moneyed houses of Europe in the hopes that some cashed-up young Duke or similar would be so overcome by, err, appreciation, that he would immediately drop everything and ride his steed across the lands for the chance to drop to one knee and make a bride of the blushing subject. It wasn’t the most democratic or ergonomic process. But it did at least have a certain romance about it that, say,’uploading a selfie to Tinder might never really approach. Portrait of a Lady on Fire’is set in that world. Artist Marianne has been engaged to paint Heloise, the daughter of an aristocratic family living on the wild and beautiful western French coast. The portrait is destined for a Count in Milan, but Heloise is none too pleased at her appearance being appraised by a complete stranger who she might then be expected to marry. A previous portraitist has been dispatched already.

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