Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

R   |    |  Drama, Romance


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On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.


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17 October 2019 | richard-1787
9
| A feast for the eyes
The acting by the two principle actresses in this movie is first-rate. The direction, though it moves slowly, is very good.

But what made this movie remarkable for me was the cinematography. The most striking scenes feature the blonde character walking along the shore against a relatively light-blue sea. You have to see it to experience how beautiful those scenes are.

But some of the interior scenes have face lighting that will make you think of Rembrandt. (The movie is about a painter, so it's not surprising that the lighting of faces should be very important.)

There are other scenes where you have one deep red dress against a white background, again to very striking effect.

I just saw this movie in France, so with neither dubbing nor subtitles. I don't know how it will work with either of them.

But if you can understand the language - which is very clear, very classic standard French with little background noise behind it - you will discover a remarkable study of two women photographed in a truly astounding manner.

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Release Date:

14 February 2020

Language

French, Italian


Country of Origin

France

Filming Locations

Bretagne, France

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$67,344 8 December 2019

Gross USA:

$3,759,854

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,919,850

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