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Summary 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...

Directed By: Céline Sciamma

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Metascore Universal Acclaim Based on 48 Critic Reviews
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95
User Score Universal Acclaim Based on 387 User Ratings
8.4
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Summary 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...

Directed By: Céline Sciamma

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Universal Acclaim Based on 48 Critic Reviews
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Universal Acclaim Based on 48 Critic Reviews
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Universal Acclaim Based on 387 User Ratings
8.4
85% Positive
329 Ratings
9% Mixed
36 Ratings
6% Negative
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User Score
Universal Acclaim Based on 387 User Ratings
8.4
85% Positive
329 Ratings
9% Mixed
36 Ratings
6% Negative
22 Ratings

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Production Company Lilies Films, Arte France Cinéma, Hold Up Films, Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée (CNC), La Région Île-de-France, Canal+, Ciné+, ARTE, Pyramide Distribution, MK2 Films, Cinécap 2
Release Date Dec 6, 2019
Duration 2 h 2 m
Rating R
Golden Globes, USA
1 Nomination
César Awards, France
• 1 Win & 10 Nominations
International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)
• 1 Win & 8 Nominations