Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Céline Sciamma (Girlhood) returns to AFI Fest with this French period piece centered on Marianne, an 18th century artist charged with secretly painting the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a woman fresh from a convent and betrothed to a strange man. Spending days as Héloïse’s walking companion, Marianne paints her by memory at night in this critically acclaimed, combustible romance.
AFI Fest Presented by AUDI 2019 runs November 14-21, 2019. Buy tickets to all 142 films here.