[SGIFF] Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu) (2019)

  • November 30, 2019 | 10:00 PM - 11:59 PM | Saturday
  • Oldham Theatre


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This screening is part of the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF).

Director: Céline Sciamma
Runtime: 119 minutes
Country: France
Language: French with English subtitles
Rating: R21 – Homosexual Theme


Seductively tantalising yet graceful, the film explores desires, social norms and female subjugation in a picturesque 18th-century France. Héloïse, a countess’ daughter, is to be forcefully engaged to a Milanese man; against her will, her mother commissions a portrait to elicit the marriage proposal. Marianne is invited to paint her, and under the guise of a female companion to Héloïse, she observes her subject on their walks and through stolen glances.