Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire ★★★★★

“You dreamed of me?”
“No. I thought of you.”

Wow. That was stunning. I don’t know what much else to say other than it was just so beautiful. And the performances by Adèle Haenel and Noémie Merlant were amazing. Probably the most beautiful film I saw from the past year. The colors of the sea, the dresses, the fire - all of the imagery here is like a painting itself - or like a poem. Similar stories of forbidden love may have been told before, but watching this somehow felt like something completely new. I knew I would love this because I love all of the other Céline Sciamma films I’ve seen, but wow, I really really loved this.

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