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Portrait of a lady on fire / producer, Benedicte Couvreur ; written and directed by Celine Sciamma.

Sciamma, Celine, 1980- (screenwriter, director.). Merlant, Noemie, 1988- (actor.). Haenel, Adele, (actor.). Bajrami, Luana, (actor.).

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Town of Hanover Libraries.

Current holds

4 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Howe Library DVD FIC POR 31254003655137 New DVDs - Main floor Checked out 08/25/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681437330 : DVD
  • ISBN: 1681437333 : DVD
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
  • Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Criterion, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Special features: new conversation between director Céline Sciamma and film critic Dana Stevens ; new interviews with actors Adèle Haenel and Noémie Merlant ; interview with cinematographer Claire Mathon from the 2019 Cannes Film Festival ; interview from 2019 with artist Hélène Delmaire on creating the paintings for the film, along with behind-the-scenes footage ; an essay by film critic Ela Bittencourt.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematography, Claire Mathon ; editor, Julien Lacheray ; costume designer, Dorothée Guiraud ; set designer, Thomas Grézaud.
Participant or Performer Note:
Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel.
Summary, etc.:
France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Because she is a reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under the guise of companionship, observing Héloïse by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as they share Héloïse first moments of freedom. Héloïse portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and a testament to their love.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: R; for some nudity and sexuality.
Language Note:
French language ; English subtitles.
Subject: Arranged marriage > Drama.
Lesbians > Drama.
Women artists > France > Drama.
Gay artists > France > Drama.
French language films.
France > 18th century > Drama.
Genre: Historical films.
Romance films.

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