Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire ★★★★★

This movie utterly destroyed me. I am destroyed. I am in small pieces, scattered on the ground. It is a wonderful feeling.

It seems paradoxical that something can be so subtle and so powerful at the same time.

The way Adèle Haenel can hint at an expression, and convey its emotion without ever actually going there, is simply astonishing.

Noémie Merlant embodies a level of self-awareness here that will inspire me for the rest of my days. Seeing her composure gently fracture in the face of love was beautiful and poetic.

Throughout this film, Sciamma was in command of my emotions like no other filmmaker ever has been.

I feel like Orpheus.

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