Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire ★★★★

TIFF19- Film #2

Beautifully shot, tender, slow burn of a love story with powerful performances from both leads.   Very thoughtful screenplay. 

Some may argue it’s a formulaic love story but I’m hard pressed to see a formula in the love affair of two 18 century French women. The lack of gratuitous flesh scenes in this one enhances the sincerity of their relationship .  My only quip was that the final scene seemed like overkill.  Only a minor quip because I really loved this film.

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