The Fine Brushstrokes Of 'Portrait Of A Lady On Fire' Portrait Of A Lady On Fire begins with a woman named Marianne assigned to paint a woman named Heloise. It's the second half of the 18th century, and the portrait is the best way to present Heloise to a man who might marry her. In writer and director Céline Sciamma's film, it's relationships between women that are at the center of the story — a story about art, sex and navigating limited choices.
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The Fine Brushstrokes Of 'Portrait Of A Lady On Fire'

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The Fine Brushstrokes Of 'Portrait Of A Lady On Fire'

The Fine Brushstrokes Of 'Portrait Of A Lady On Fire'

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Directed by Céline Sciamma, Portrait of a Lady on Fire stars Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel. Neon hide caption

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Directed by Céline Sciamma, Portrait of a Lady on Fire stars Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel.

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Portrait Of A Lady On Fire begins with a woman named Marianne assigned to paint a woman named Heloise. It's the second half of the 18th century, and the portrait is the best way to present Heloise to a man who might marry her. In writer and director Céline Sciamma's film, it's relationships between women that are at the center of the story — a story about art, sex and navigating limited choices.

The audio was produced and edited by Jessica Reedy and Mike Katzif.