Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Criterion Collection) (Blu ray) [USA]

C.C. 95

The Snarky Assassin
Moderator
Premium Supporter
Sep 10, 2014
16,464
The Land, OHIO - U.S.A.
Release Date: June 23, 2020
Prices and Links:
Criterion- $27.96
Amazon- $39.95
CA7FDB95-B361-49BE-940B-937AF58A2737.jpeg

Director
: Céline Sciamma
Writer: Céline Sciamma
Starring: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Valeria Golino
  • France
  • 2019
  • 121 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • French
06B749DD-875F-47FB-9E6F-81DD32E78D5F.jpeg


Passion brews quietly between an artist and her subject, until they together create a space in which it can briefly flourish, in this sumptuous eighteenth-century romance from Céline Sciamma, one of contemporary French cinema’s most acclaimed auteurs. Summoned to an isolated seaside estate on a secret assignment, Marianne (Noémie Merlant) must find a way to paint a wedding portrait of Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), who is resisting chattel marriage, by furtively observing her. What unfolds in exquisite tension is an exchange of sustained gazes in which the two women come to know each other’s gestures, expressions, and bodies with rapturous intimacy, ultimately forging a subversive creative collaboration as well as a delirious romance. Charged with a yearning that almost transcends time and space, Portrait of a Lady on Fire mines the emotional and artistic possibilities that emerge when women can freely live together and look at one another in a world without men.

4B038959-F1DB-4491-8852-904897090C34.jpeg

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES
  • New 4K digital master, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New conversation between director Céline Sciamma and film critic Dana Stevens
  • New interviews with actors Adèle Haenel and Noémie Merlant
  • Interview with cinematographer Claire Mathon from the 2019 Cannes Film Festival
  • Interview from 2019 with artist Hélène Delmaire on creating the paintings for the film, along with behind-the-scenes footage
  • New English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Ela Bittencourt

THEATRICAL TRAILER:
 
Last edited:

VVD

Feb 25, 2020
239
Will be a tough one between this and the PlainArchive one... Amazing film.