Portrait of a lady on fire

Portrait of a lady on fire

Blu-ray Disc - 2020 | French | Director-approved Blu-ray special edition, widescreen version
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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.
Publisher: [New York, NY] : The Criterion Collection, [2020]
Edition: Director-approved Blu-ray special edition, widescreen version
Branch Call Number: BLU-RAY POR WORLD (FRENCH)
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,DTS-HD MA 5.1
laser optical,NTSC
video file,Blu-ray,region A,1080p high definition
ISBN: 9781681437323
1681437325

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SkokieStaff_Sharon Aug 18, 2020

The setting is an isolated island in Brittany in the late 18th century. The story focuses on a forbidden love affair between two women. One is Héloïse, who previously lived in a convent, until her older sister committed suicide to break an arranged marriage. Eager to negotiate another deal, her m... Read More »


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