Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Forum Cinema Hexham / Sunday 29th March
Presented in collaboration with Hexham Town Twinning Association.
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 begins to blossom, paving the way for a simmering, star-crossed romance.
Forum Cinema, Market Place, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 1XF
About the film
Director: Celine Sciamma
Run Time: 119 mins
French with English subtitles.
Community organisation information
Hexham Town Twinning Association aim to:
promote and foster international friendship and understanding
encourage visits by individuals and groups to and from our twin towns, especially by young people
broaden mutual understanding of cultural, recreational, educational and commercial activities in our partnership
organise supporting social and fund-raising activities
Hexham’s links with its two twin towns, Metzingen and Noyon, have been established for well over 25 years and are still going strong.