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

Synopsis

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