Purbeck Film Festival: Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Over 65 films showcasing the very best of cinema
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire (2019)
In French with English subtitles
Directed and Written by Céline Sciamma
Starring: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami
On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.
There are some films so exquisite that any attempt to put them into words feels like an act of violence. Céline Sciamma’s is just such a film. It seems spun of gossamer, at once tensile and tenuous.
Purbeck Film Festival: Supported by the BFI and its South West Regional Hub the Purbeck Film Festival aims to provide a rich variety of cinematic experiences across a rural area which does not have easy access to foreign language, independent and classic films.
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