Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire ★★★½

I don't think you can use a better metaphor for this film than what Karsten uses in his- "it feels like you're staring into a bonfire". It is probably the most beautiful looking film of our era. But I'm a sucker for a great plot even for the "art film" genre. Sadly this movie has a really flat and predictable plotline that I wasn't as moved by as I think I should've, although I don't think the makers were really going for a great plot and it's probably not them and just me. Anyways it was a great treat for the eyes and even though it had some pacing issues in the second act, the ending made up for it.

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