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Cinema Abroad

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Sponsored by:
Clyde Coffee

Clyde Coffee and The Roxy Theater are thrilled to present Cinema Abroad, a series of classic and contemporary foreign films.

Passion brews quietly between an artist and her subject, until together they create a space in which it can briefly flourish, in this sumptuous eighteenth-century romance from Céline Sciamma, one of contemporary French cinema’s most acclaimed auteurs. Summoned to an isolated seaside estate on a secret assignment, Marianne (Noémie Merlant) must find a way to paint a wedding portrait of Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), who is resisting chattel marriage, by furtively observing her. What unfolds in exquisite tension is an exchange of sustained gazes in which the two women come to know each other’s gestures, expressions, and bodies with rapturous intimacy, ultimately forging a subversive creative collaboration as well as a delirious romance. Charged with a yearning that almost transcends time and space, Portrait of a Lady on Fire mines the emotional and artistic possibilities that emerge when women can freely live together and see one another in a world without men.

Cast: Noemie Merlant, Adele Haenel, Luana Bajrami, Valeria Golino
Director: Celine Sciamma
Written by: Celine Sciamma
Rated: R
Duration: 119 min
Released: 2019
Genre: Drama/Romance
Original Language: French
Subtitles: Subtitled
Country: France

Cinema Abroad

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Showtimes

Sunday, September 11th