Portrait of a Lady on Fire
aka Portrait de la jeune fille en feu
First screened in October 2019
Director: Céline Sciamma. Cast: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino. Screenplay: Céline Sciamma.

Twitter Capsule: Starts strong; only improves. Builds quite a bond between lovers, and between them and the audience.

VOR:   Artful construction of all-female universe. Very distinctive in the ways it uses and develops the titular portrait, and how it trains a viewer's eye.

Photo © 2019 Lilies Films/Arte France Cinéma/Neon

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Foreign Language Film

Other Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: Best Screenplay; Queer Palme; Vulcain Prize (Special Mention for Cinematography)
Chicago International Film Festival: Golden Hugo (Best Film); Silver Q-Hugo
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Cinematography (Claire Mathon)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Cinematography (Mathon; also cited for Atlantics)
National Society of Film Critics: Best Cinematography (Mathon; also cited for Atlantics)
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best Cinematography
European Film Awards: European Screenplay
César Awards (French Oscars): Best Cinematography

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