SUNDAY, March 8, 6pm

France

Directed by Céline Sciamma

In French & Italian (with English subtitles)

Drama, Romance

121 minutes

Rated PG: nudity

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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 young woman.

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’s first moments of freedom. Héloïse's portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their love.

“THE FILM HAS AN EPIC QUALITY, AS WELL AS A ROMANTIC INTENSITY THAT MARKS A MAJOR LEAP FORWARD”

- Jake Wilson, The Age (Australia)

“IT’S A VISUAL MASTERPIECE… THE CINEMATOGRAPHY BY CLAIRE MATHON IS STUNNING AND THE ACTING IS WONDERFUL”

- Claudia Puig, FilmWeek (KPCC – NPR Los Angeles)

“HER TRANSFIXING FILM, ABOUT THE HEADY EXPERIENCE OF AN IMPOSSIBLE FIRST LOVE, IS A TIMELESS WORK OF ART.”

- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

6pm PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE