#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – In 18th-century France young painter Marianne, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse without her knowing. Therefore, Marianne must observe her model by day to paint her portrait at night. Day by day, the two women become closer as they share Héloïse’s last moments of freedom before the impending wedding.
Plot: On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.
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Undoubtedly worth a watch; who knew portraits were the Tinder of the 1700s.
Céline Sciamma, writer and director of “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” calls her period film a “manifesto on the male gaze.” This is the most accurate, elegant description of her story of a romance between two French women in the late 1700s. This is an impeccably detailed, beautifully acted, refined drama with a strong feminist angle that’s as stirring as it is thought-provoking.
Marianne (Noémie Merlant) is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), a young woman who has just left the convent. Because Héloïse is a very reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under the guise of companionship, observing the smallest of details about the woman by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As the two women spend their days with one another, intimacy and attraction grow, and the portrait becomes a symbol of the intensity of their love.
The lead performances are mannered and structured in the most effective way. The strong desire between the two women is manifested in a gaze or careful examination of a wisp of hair or the way Héloïse crosses her hands. There’s a quiet intensity to the emotional and physical intimacy between these two women, making this love story’s end feel all the more heartbreaking.
This is mostly an all-female film, and the men briefly seen on screen play little importance. Rounding out the characters are Héloïse’s mother (Valeria Golino) and housekeeper Sophie (Luàna Bajrami), who both fill critical roles in the story as the film explores issues affecting women at the time, including arranged marriages, career expectations, and health concerns.
The film itself is absolutely stunning, with gorgeously romantic and lush cinematography by Claire Mathon setting a sensual tone that complements the story. The artistry is outstanding, making “Portrait of a Lady on Fire” one of the most powerful, intellectual dramas of the year.
I cannot recall the last time I watched a film that had me utterly mesmerised from the very start to the very end without a single interruption. Everything about this film is so lovingly crafted, from the nuanced and commanding central performances to the cinematography and subtly woven storyline – they all combine to produce a genuine piece of cinematic art. The lighting and palette drew inspiration from 18th century paintings, there are scenes in this film that will stay with me fore some time… and the slowly building inevitable climax to the story is heart achingly gratifying. An utterly original and beautiful instant classic that somehow didn’t capture the attention of the Oscars Academy!
“There are rules, conventions, ideas.”
When Marianne (Noémie Merlant) spoke those words to Heloise (Adèle Haenel), she could just as well have been describing the passionate nature of their relationship as much as the technique she used in painting Heloise’s portrait. The film explores the romance that develops between two passionate women who due to their isolation on a remote island in France, experience a serene, yet potentially volatile connection that will surely terminate when Heloise must commit to an arranged marriage. Writer and director Céline Sciamma could have smoldered the story with graphic sexuality, but instead decided on a slow, methodical approach to bring the women to an understanding that might have endured in another time and place, but was destined to end in disappointment and sorrow. There was a moment in the film when the women studied the almost completed portrait, and Heloise asks how Marianne would know the painting was completed. It was a poignant moment, and Marianne’s answer was a harbinger of their final moments together – “At one point we stop”.
Original Language fr
Runtime 2 hr 2 min (122 min)
Genre Drama, Romance
Director Céline Sciamma
Writer Céline Sciamma
Actors Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami
Awards 58 wins & 156 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital (as Dolby 5.1)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Red Monstro, Leitz Thalia Lenses
Laboratory Hiventy (color and finish)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Redcode RAW
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Redcode RAW (7K) (source format)
Printed Film Format DCP