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

30th November 2019
Saturday 10:00pm - 11:59pm

Venue:

Oldham Theatre

Description:

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

Synopsis

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.