Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire ★★★★

Better than Girlhood but not as good as Tomboy, Portrait is beautifully designed and shot, a number of individual shots looking like portraits themselves, and Sciamma's direction manages to very effectively capture the chemistry between the two main characters, knowingly capturing all those little glances and moments of physical contact that establish a sexually charged atmosphere without being too obvious or inappropriate. The two leads are also very good. In spite of their disparaging comments about the MCU!

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