Portrait of a lady on fire

Portrait of a lady on fire

DVD - 2020 | French
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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.
Publisher: [New York, NY] : The Criterion Collection, [2020]
Edition: DVD edition.
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9781681437330
1681437333
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE WORLD FRENCH PORTRAIT
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
digital
optical
surround
5.1
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DVD video,region 1

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This incredibly beautiful, slow-burning film had me leaning hard into queerantine longing...fantasizing about long walks on the beach...googling painting supplies and long flowy dresses... Ruby


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