Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire ★★★★

Criterion Challenge '21 | Task #19


Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire is above all a gorgeous film, both in its story and in its blindingly stunning visuals. 

I can’t help but feel a little disappointed, but that was somewhat expected. I have been putting this film off for far too long without any particular reason and now that I have finally seen it, the unanimous praise ended up making it a film that could never live up to the expectations that was set for it. 

I hope to see it again. Now that I know exactly what the film contains I can only see myself growing fonder of it with every viewing.

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