Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Nominated for Best International Film


Director: Céline Sciamma


In 18th century France a young painter, Marianne (Noémie Merlant), is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse (Adéle Haenel) without her knowing. Therefore, Marianne must observe her model by day to paint her portrait at night. Day by day, the two women become closer as they share Héloïse’s last moments of freedom before the impending wedding.