Céline Sciamma’s film was one of the best films released in 2020, but just before the lockdown which meant it was missed by many. A period costume drama, a love story - yes, but so much more. Late in the 18th century, on an island in Britanny, Héloïse (Adèle Haenel) is living with her mother and maid. She is engaged to be married to a Milanese nobleman. There is an expectation that her portrait will be painted and sent to her fiancé. She resists the idea and her mother employs Marianne (Noémie Merlant) as a companion who will secretly make the portrait too. Gorgeously filmed, intelligent and with a powerful emotional hit this is a film not to miss.
This film is programmed by Buxton Film and features no trailers.
Cast: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami
Director: Céline Sciamma