Off The Cuff Reviews’s review published on Letterboxd:
I happened to drive an hour away to see this and let me tell you I was not disappointed.
Here's my Youtube review:
Portrait of a Lady On Fire tells the tale of a young woman who is commissioned to paint a portrait of another young woman and subsequently falls in love with her. This film is beautiful and the wide shots of the landscape are breathtaking. The two main characters are both jaw droppingly beautiful to look at and their performances are enthralling, riveting almost.
The romantic tension between them can be cut with a knife. The lovely screenplay helps bring this film to life. One of the best films that has come out of 2019.
The ending of the film is fine but definitely leaves you yearning for the bond between the two main characters and wished it would have lasted a bit longer on screen. The costume design was also impeccable and really fit this aesthetically pleasing film set in 1790 France.
Overall, Portrait of a Lady On Fire was incredibly beautiful and riveting to the very last second. The film leaves you yearning for the love from the two main ladies and you will fall in love with their love. This is a great film.