Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire ★★★★★

That was one of the most beautiful films I’ve ever watched. I feel like I held my breath throughout the entirety of it. I will try to speak vaguely because I like to review films without direct spoilers.

“28” made me gasp out loud. That’s when I realized I was holding my breath for the duration of that scene. 

“retourne-toi” in the final scene in the house was heartbreaking, but of course, the poets choice. With the light cutting out, and the choice of dress it was ethereal.

I have never fallen so in love with two other peoples way of loving each other. The dialogue of the film was kept very simple, but there were millions and millions of unspoken words instead said in glances, body language, smiles, stares and empty moments when no one was looking at all. Their love was tender, and so pure. It was unconditional.

The story of Orpheus and Eurydice was the cherry on top of the film.

I have to just say that this movie deserves every positive thought, review or award that comes its way. The emotions were brilliant and most importantly of all, it felt so real. I felt like I was intruding almost, like it was the most private moments between two people that I got the luxury of being able to observe.

Don’t get me started on the cinematography because I won’t be able to ever shut up. A standing ovation for the entire team behind this film. 

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