Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire ★★★★★

“when do we know it’s finished?”

the kind of love story so well crafted that it transcends all usual boundaries and clichés to create something entirely new. in an interview céline stressed the importance of equality when she cast noémie to play opposite adèle and how vital it was the characters be on equal footing with each other even down to the height. the effect not only eliminates the male gaze entirely but invents a whole new kind of balance between them. their bond, just like the portrait itself and all the art they create, is collaborative. it’s both uniquely lesbian at the core while remaining starkly universal. no one else is making films like this right now

“at one point, we stop”

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