My name is not Richmond’s review published on Letterboxd:
This film is subtle in its cleverness and very extravagant in its beauty, a powerful showcase of love and art, one cannot be without the other.
The final scene is probably one of my favorites in film history. For me that one final shot ties the entire film together and introduces real emotion that was missing throughout the film. Yes it was beautiful too watch these 2 woman fall in love but it wasn’t until the final scene that I actually felt their love and pain within me.
Portrait of a lady on fire is here to remind us all of the grandiose power of art and music.