keswick film festival

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Showing Sunday 1 March, 5pm

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

This production ended on 01/03/2020


Winner of the Best Screenplay and Queer Palm at Cannes, this sumptuous film is set at the end of the 18th century with the rugged coast of Brittany as a constant backdrop.

Marianne is an artist commissioned to paint a portrait of a reluctant Lady Héloïse – a portrait that is to be sent to a potential husband in Venice.

As the artist observes her model the glances between the two women become more and more meaningful.
“It is so very easy to label a film incendiary, but Portrait of a Lady on Fire deserves the scalding honour. It will ignite every flame you might have.” Globe and Mail

119 mins Céline Sciamma, France 2019 (15)

Prices Adults £7.50; KFF Members £6.50; Students, U16s, Unwaged £4.50