Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la Jeune Fille en Feu)
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Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la Jeune Fille en Feu)

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Sat Oct 19 6:00 PM

The Regent Cinema
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General Admission
119 Mins
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Winner of the Best Screenplay and Queer Palm at Cannes this year, Portrait is a finely judged, feverish and unforgettable story of love, memory and connection. Set in 18th Century Brittany, the beautifully shot period drama focusses on the romance between Marianne, an artist who is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. But Héloïse is a reluctant bride-to-be and a reluctant subject, and the painting must be done in secret, from memory. The long gazes that this requires from Marianne are reciprocated and lead to something unexpected – an attraction and longing that are forbidden. It’s a simple narrative, but filled with tension, tenderness and restrained erotic rapture, with themes around female choice, objectification, sexual freedom, intimacy and desire.
October
Sat Oct 19

Sun Oct 20

Fri Oct 25

Sun Oct 27

The Regent Cinema

5 Brisbane St Murwillumbah, New South Wales, 2484