Marriage Story, Parasite, Apollo 11, and Monos, are among the films nominated by the Online Film Critics Society for the awards for best films of 2019.
Portrait of a Lady On Fire (PORTRAIT DE LA JEUNE FILLE EN FEU) (2019)
NAME OF FILM: PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE (PORTRAIT DE LA JEUNE FILLE EN FEU)
DIRECTOR(S): Céline Sciamma
STARRING: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: On the cusp of the 19th century, young painter Marianne travels to a rugged, rocky island off the coast of Brittany. Here, she has been commissioned to create a wedding portrait of the wealthy yet free-spirited Héloise, whose hand in marriage has been promised to a man she’s never met. Resentful of the forced union, Héloise at first refuses to be painted, yet a growing bond—at first emotional and then erotic—develops between the women, exquisitely etched by Noémie Merlant as the artist and Adèle Haenel as her initially reluctant muse. With a visual precision as delicate as that of Merlant’s Marianne—whose patient acts of creation are lovingly dwelt upon—Céline Sciamma classically builds her double portrait from tentative romance to melodramatic rapture to a quietly devastating ending, all while subverting the traditional story of an artist and “his” muse. Winner of the Best Screenplay award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
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PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE, MARRIAGE STORY, PARASITE Among Films Nominated for Phoenix Critics Circle 2019 Awards
Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Marriage Story, and Parasite are among the films nominated by the Phoenix Critics Circle for the best films of 2019 awards.
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