Céline Sciamma’s film is one of the best that you will see all year. 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 screening is programmed by Buxton Film and features no trailers.
Cast: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami
Director: Céline Sciamma