Portrait of a Lady on Fire
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Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Fri Jan 10 6:15 PM
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Jetty Memorial Theatre
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General Admission
119 Mins
Winner · Best Screenplay · Cannes Film Festival 
Winner · Audience Award Best Feature · MIFF 

Topping both best of the year and best of the decade lists, Céline Sciamma's (Girlhood, SWIFF ’16) latest is a devastatingly beautiful period drama about the romance between artist and subject.

Brittany, France, 1760. Marianne (Noémie Merlant), a painter, is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse (Adèle Haenel, Deerskin SWIFF'20). A reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne must paint Héloïse without her knowledge. Marianne observes her subject 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 painting the portrait that will end it all.

With vulnerable and nuanced performances by its superb leads, Sciamma builds a powerful romance, unforgettable in its power to draw the viewer into Héloïse and Marianne’s world. Elegant, unforgettable and intricately layered, the film burns with a depth that will leave viewers smouldering long after the curtain draws.

“A masterpiece. A devastatingly unforgettable story of love and memory. As perfect a film as any to have premiered this year." - Indiewire

In French with English subtitles

Jetty Memorial Theatre

337 Harbour Drive Coffs Harbour, NSW, 2450