Inside Out presents:
Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Céline Sciamma

Céline Sciamma





French with English Subtitles


2 h


Winner of the Queer Palm and Best Screenplay at 2019 Cannes Film Festival

Previous Festivals

TIFF, Cannes, New York Film Festival

Brittany, France, 1760. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young lady who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride-to-be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day and secretly paints her by night. Intimacy and attraction grow between the two women as they share Héloïse’s first and last moments of freedom, all whilst Marianne paints the portrait that will end it all.

Céline Sciamma (Water Lilies, Cannes 2007 Un Certain Regard; Tomboy, Berlin 2011 Jury Prize; Girlhood, Cannes 2014 Directors’ Fortnight Opening Film; My Life as a Zucchini, Cannes 2016 Directors’ Fortnight, Cesar Award for Best Screenplay) reunites with Award-winning actress Adèle Haenel for an intimate and deeply moving period drama.

Wed Feb 12, 7:30 pm

TIFF Bell Lightbox
Cinema 2
350 King String West
Toronto, Ontario