Portrait of a Lady on Fire (15)

Friday 15 May 2020
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Sheffield SU

Héloïse (Adèle Haenel) is locked in her house on an isolated island by her mother, who wants to marry her off. When a new girl is employed to be her walking companion, she is her ticket to freedom. Héloïse can finally go outside, listen to music in church and run atop the sea cliffs. What she doesn’t know is Marianne (Noémie Merlant) has actually been hired by her parents to covertly paint a portrait of her for a suitor in Milan, which becomes a big problem when the two women find themselves in love with each other. Céline Sciamma creates a powerfully feminine micro universe exploring forbidden romance, which will especially charm fans of Call Me by Your Name.