Enfant du Siècle’s review published on Letterboxd:
A beautiful love story told with great delicacy that begins with a restraint based on glances, small gestures and silences that evolve into a great passion evocative of the deepest feelings and the most truthful pain provoked by love. In Portrait de la jeune fille en feu, Céline Sciamma introduces us into a delicate feminine universe where sisterhood and complicity bloom, a remote, almost invisible world where melancholy, anger and resignation also prevail, because those who live there are confined to certain spaces and certain roles that are simply impossible to escape from. A poetic, intimate work of burning eroticism. Like the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, of that impossible love, an almost perfect memory will remain alive come what may, with all the joy and sorrow that this entails.