Gabe’s review published on Letterboxd:
This film is one of the most artistically beautiful films I have ever seen! It's definitely my favourite film of the year, one of my favourite films of the decade and possibly one of my favourite films of all.
The film takes the perfect time it needs to earn its feelings and in the end it feels truly earned, consequently, the ending feels so powerful, it hits you deeply. The credits were over and I couldn't stop crying about it. I had tickets to another film next, and I was still crying about Portrait, then I got in the bus for a long trip back home, and I remained crying thinking about it. That's how powerful and earned it was.
This film is a living poem, it's perfectly written, it was pure, it was genuine, it was natural, it was truly beautiful.
Adèle's and Noémie's performances were really amazing, most of the acting was purely internal and you could feel everything the characters were feeling and those feelings were contagious. Both actresses deserved awards nominations and some Oscars attention.
Claire Mathon's cinematography is easily the best of the year and one of the most stunning cinematographic works I have ever seen, each shot looked like a stunning painting, which gave even more strenght to the main theme of the film. And Céline Sciamma's work felt completely original, unique, authentic and very artistic, it had heart and soul, and it was one of the most beautiful poems of love.