Portrait of a Lady on Fire Trailer: First Look at NEON’s New French Drama
NEON has released the official trailer for their upcoming French period drama titled Portrait of a Lady on Fire. The film had its world premiere at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival with writer-director Céline Sciamma winning an award for Best Screenplay. Check out the video in the player below!
Set in France, 1760, Portrait of a Lady on Fire follows the story of a young painter Marianne, who 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’s first moments of freedom. Héloïse’s portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their love.
The film stars Noémie Merlant (Heaven Will Wait) as Marianne and two-time César Award winner Adèle Haenel (Water Lilies, Suzanne, Love at First Fight) as Héloïse.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire is written and directed by Céline Sciamma. It is produced by Véronique Cayla and Bénédicte Couvreur. The film’s U.S.distribution rights have been acquired by NEON and Hulu. It will have its theatrical release on December 6.