QSFF19: Portrait of a Lady on Fire (MA 15+)

QSFF19: Portrait of a Lady on Fire movie poster

A tour de force 18th-century lesbian romance that celebrates the female gaze like few before it. Marianne (Noémie Merlant), a young painter, has been commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse (French star Adèle Haenel), a reluctant soon-to-be bride who refuses to sit for her portrait – and must be studied in secret. An intimacy and attraction swiftly develops between the two women that can not be denied, even as circumstances conspire to keep them apart.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a lush and romantic masterpiece from acclaimed French director Céline Sciamma (Water Lilies MGFF09, Tomboy, Girlhood) that will engross you from the opening moments to the final breathtaking sequence, that will leave you floored.

Winner Queer Palm Cannes Film Festival 2019
Winner Best Screenplay Cannes Film Festival 2019

Tickets $15/13. Reservations recommended!

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"A masterpiece. A devastatingly unforgettable story of love and memory...A profoundly tender story about the process of self-discovery and becoming." - INDIEWIRE

Cast: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luana Bajrami, Valeria Golino

Director: Céline Sciamma


Friday, 4 October 2019: 8:00 PM (ends 10:10 PM) Book NowNote: Tickets $15/13. Bookings recommended!

Ticket Prices

  • 2D screenings:
    Adults $12 • Seniors $11 • Children (aged 3 to 12) $10 • Two movies same day/person $20 - includes tea or coffee (3D films excluded)
  • 3D screenings:
    All tickets $13 or $45 for family of four (max two adults, children aged 3 to 12)
  • NT Live:
    Adults $25 • Seniors $23 • Full-time students/children $15 • Student groups (10+) $12 each
  • MET Opera:
    Adults $28 • Seniors $23

Most cards accepted.

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