Cover image for Portrait of a lady on fire [videorecording (DVD)]
Title:
Portrait of a lady on fire [videorecording (DVD)]
ISBN:
9781681437330
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (folded : color illustrations ; 18 cm)
Abstract:
France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Because she is a reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under the guise of companionship, observing Héloïse by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as they share Héloïse first moments of freedom. Héloïse portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and a testament to their love.
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System Details Note:
DVD, wide screen (wide screen 1.85:1), 5.1 surround, region 1.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: R; for some nudity and sexuality.
Format:
Video disc
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
[New York, NY] : The Criterion Collection, [2020]

©2020
General Note:
Wide screen (1.85:1).

Special features: new conversation between director Céline Sciamma and film critic Dana Stevens ; new interviews with actors Adèle Haenel and Noémie Merlant ; interview with cinematographer Claire Mathon from the 2019 Cannes Film Festival ; interview from 2019 with artist Hélène Delmaire on creating the paintings for the film, along with behind-the-scenes footage ; an essay by film critic Ela Bittencourt.