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PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
(Céline Sciamma / France / 2019)
Hosted by Dr. Beth Gerwin (Modern Languages and Linguistics)
Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Movie Mill, 7:30 p.m.
$5 students/youth | $8 adults
$25 Season Pass available!
In late-eighteenth-century France, Marianne is hired to secretly paint a portrait of Héloïse that will attract her future husband. But their lives are profoundly changed when Héloïse challenges the artistic gaze, and complicity and love grow between artist and model.
Winner of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival award for Best Screenplay.
“An intellectually erotic study of power and passion in which observed becomes observer, authored becomes author, returning time and again to a central question: "If you look at me, who do I look at?"”
- Mark Kermode, The Guardian
Rated PG for nudity and mature subject matter. View the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-fQPTwma9o