Relive the most epic moments from ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ with us
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (originally titled Portrait de la Jeune Fille en Feu), is a 2020 French film which has been well received by both audiences and critics. The film was even nominated for a Golden Globe.
If you’re unfamiliar, the movie is about two women in the 1770s. One is a painter named Marianne (Noémie Merlant) and a woman who recently left a convent named Héloïse (Adéle Haenel). Marianne must paint a wedding portrait of Héloïse, however, Héloïse cannot know she is being painted. The movie is a romance and a drama.
For those of you who just cannot get enough of this beautiful film, we have a list of the best moments for you to watch all over again, right here.
If you look at me
This emotional scene encapsulates what it feels like to be known. Lately, the internet has taken to saying “I feel seen” when someone seems to understand them personally. But this part of Portrait of a Lady on Fire truly demonstrates how unnerving, beautiful, and intense it can be to truly be known and seen.
I thought of you
This scene is of course very satisfying to viewers. The moment when Héloïse and Marianne come together to spend the night with each other. It’s sweet, tender, and slightly desperate.
I believed you braver
A sad scene where the two leading ladies wrestle with their feelings as well as their lots in life.
A secret kiss stolen by the shore where nobody can see. Truly romantic.
How do we know when it’s finished?
Urgent and reluctant all at once – a heart-wrenching scene to watch.
Of course, the end of Portrait of a Lady on Fire is powerful and emotional in its own way.