Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Una película de época basada en un romance que para la época no era normal como hoy en día. La película es un poco lenta y a veces pocos diálogos pero la recomiendo.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Absolutely loved it. Check this film out
  • 4.5 of 5 stars
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    Let's be honest: this portrait might be on fire, but it takes its time to burn. And yet, that is never a problem due the sheer beauty of this film. Every scene is a gorgeous picture to admire, every light is carefully placed, every interaction hypnotic and full of grace. Simply a gorgeous piece of art.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    This is an absolute masterpiece of 2019. I’m so sad I did not see it in 2019 when it made a big wave at Cannes but I am GLAD to finally see it. It’s a slow burn but so so beautiful and delicate. This is an exceptional depiction of a love story that transcends gender and time.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    This is the masterpiece of all romantic-drama movies in 2019!
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    The best movie i have ever seen
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Célime Sciamma creates incredibly powerful and personal images to tell a love story and infuses it with a perfectly balanced and minimalistic screenplay that enhances the female gaze so well brought to life by its actresses.
  • 0.5 of 5 stars
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    Do not waste your time with this utter garbage. Critics are lying to you when they pretend to like this kind of trash. Wake up and stop listening to these shameless mainstream critics.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    Incredible. At it's best if you know nothing going in. Reminded me what true longing feels like.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Nearly every scene in Céline Sciamma's ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire' can be frozen in time, mounted on canvas, and hung on a wall for display. There's a deep, rich luxuriousness to the film, from the cinematography to the acting to the story itself, making it ever so deserving of winning the Queer Palm and Best Screenplay award at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. The ethereal, hovering camera work evokes the essence of a Terrance Malick film. Considering Sciamma both wrote and directed ‘Portrait,' her budding career shows no less promise. Noémie Merlant plays protagonist Marianne, an artist tasked with painting the wedding portrait of Héloïse, played by Adèle Haenel. Héloïse mustn't know Marianne's true intentions as the bride-to-be is emotionally fraught, having suffered through the recent suicide of her sister along with a stint in a convent. The notion of being married off to some Milanese nobleman in a sudden and emotionless marriage may simply be too much to bear. As the cat-and-mouse interplay unfolds, Marianne and Héloïse bond, creating an emotional connection flecked with romantic leanings. It's within this raw passionate atmosphere that the story lingers, offering the audience a meditative mood piece that draws our own emotions into a deep, sensory-rich trance. Though the pacing of ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire' is slow, it is necessary to achieve the hypnotic nature of the film. In capturing this deliberate rhythm, which is essential to the period and plot, Sciamma is able to fully realize the lingering memory of lovers long past into something vibrantly and excitingly new.