Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire ★★★★★

So, where do you even start with a film like this? It has so many levels that I wouldn't even know where to start.

The performances are outstanding and I instantly connected with the relationship between Heloise and Marianne. You could feel the connection between them, the tension, the need they had for each other. I think that is one of the most difficult things to feel when watching a film but I felt every moment. It's almost as if I was there as one of them and living the moment. My heart was beating just as fast as they got closer and closer. That's something I rarely feel in a romance film.

The next thing I'd like to talk about is the cinematography and the location. The colours and the setting pop from the moment she is on that boat. But visually my favourite part is when they just focus on the facial expressions of the characters. No words, just watching and living how they feel.

This really is a masterpiece of a film and I would highly recommend it to anybody.

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