Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) - IMDb

This French movie was one of the top foreign films from last year.

In the 18th century, a young painter Marianne (Noémie Merlant) was brought to an island to paint the wedding portrait of another young withdrawn lady Héloïse (Adèle Haenel).  Héloïse has been angry about the death of her sister and she is unhappy about being promised as a bride.

Since Héloïse refused to sit for the portrait, and even drove the previous painted away.  Her mother brought Marianne in to be a confidant for Héloïse.  As they spent time together, the two ladies grew closer to one another.

The acting was solid and the story was good.  It was a beautifully shot movie.

In the end, this was a fine way to spend a Sunday afternoon, but I would not consider this one of the great movies around.  It was solid.


Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) - IMDb

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