Portrait of a Lady on Fire
28 February - 25 March| €6 – €7 | Tickets
Dates and Times:
Friday, 28 February 2020, 7.30pm
Sunday, 1 March 2o2o, 6pm
Thursday, 5 March 2020, 7.30pm
Tuesday, 10 March 2020, 7.30pm
Sunday, 15 March 2020, 8.30pm
Saturday, 21 March 2020, 5pm
Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 7.30pm
Venue: Spazju Kreattiv Cinema
Price: €7 / €6 (cinema club members)
Romance and art entwine in PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE, a sumptuous new masterpiece from Céline Sciamma (TOMBOY, GIRLHOOD).
Set in late 18th century France, painter Marianne (Noémie Merlant) is commissioned by an affluent countess to paint the wedding portrait of her sheltered but headstrong daughter Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), in the hope it will find her a wealthy husband.
While posing as her hired companion, Marianne is instructed to complete the portrait in secret, observing Héloïse by day and painting her by night. However, as the two women grow closer, their intimacy and attraction begin to blossom, paving the way for a simmering, star-crossed romance.
A heartbreaking period piece told with a distinctly modern feminist energy, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE is the first female-directed film to win the Queer Palm at the Cannes Film Festival, where it also won the Best Screenplay award.
Some of the multiple prestigious achievements:
Cannes Film Festival 2019
Winner – Best Screenplay Céline Sciamma
Winner – Queer Palm Céline Sciamma
Nominee – Palme d’Or Céline Sciamma
Golden Globes, USA 2020
Nominee – Golden Globe Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
“A superbly elegant, enigmatic drama”
Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
St James Cavalier
Castille Place, Valletta VLT1060 Malta
- 121 minutes
- French with English Subtitles