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Neon Nights: Portrait Of a Lady On Fire

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Portrait Of a Lady On Fire

Directed by: Céline Sciamma
Starring: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami
Language: French

Brittany, France, 1760. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young lady who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day and secretly paints her at night. Intimacy and attraction grow between the two women as they share Héloïse's first and last moments of freedom, all whilst Marianne paints the portrait that will end it all.

Winner of both Best Screenplay and the Queer Palm at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Earlier Event: November 7
Neon Nights: The Lodge
Later Event: December 18
Neon Nights: Clemency