Portrait of a Lady on Fire (M)

Portrait of a Lady on Fire movie poster

One of the best reviewed films of the year and winner of the coveted Best Screenplay and Queer Palm awards at the Cannes Film Festival, Portrait of a Lady on Fire is an intimate and deeply affecting period drama about freedom, love and desire.

Marianne is a young painter in 18th-Century France, commissioned to do a wedding portrait of Héloïse without her knowing. Marianne disguises herself as her companion to get closer to her subject – observing by day and secretly painting at night. Intimacy and attraction grow between the two women as they share Héloïse’s first and last moments of freedom. The portrait soon becomes a collaborative act and a testament to their love.

★★★★★ "a superbly elegant, enigmatic drama" - GUARDIAN

★★★★★ "A masterpiece, pure and simple" - HEYUGUYS

★★★★★ "will set your world alight" - UK METRO

★★★★½ "carries an emotional charge that is potent in its intensity" - DAVID STRATTON

★★★★½ "a timeless work of art...transfixing" - ROLLING STONE

★★★★ "Not since Jane Campion’s The Piano has a costume drama presented such a gorgeous view of love from a woman’s point of view" - CINEVUE

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

Director: Céline Sciamma


Thursday, 23 January 2020: 5:20 PM (ends 7:35 PM) Reserve

Friday, 24 January 2020: 8:00 PM (ends 10:15 PM) Reserve

Saturday, 25 January 2020: 3:00 PM (ends 5:15 PM) Reserve

Sunday, 26 January 2020: 11:00 AM (ends 1:15 PM) Reserve

Wednesday, 29 January 2020: 1:45 PM (ends 4:00 PM) Reserve

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

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