Matthew Cooke’s review published on Letterboxd:
Believe the hype. All the praise, everything you’ve heard about Portrait Of A Lady is true. This is an incredible motion picture.
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire is a beautiful, moving, heartbreaking yet cathartic love story directed to absolute perfection. Some of the best direction of at least the last few years. The lack of music and dialogue with the enhancement of ASMR-like sounds gives the film a naturalistic feeling - it’s hypnotic in a sense. The cinematography is stunning. One of the most well-shot films of the decade. Every frame feels like a painting. The set designs and costumes are exquisite. Adèle Haenel and Noémie Merlant are stellar.
And that ending, my god. Left me utterly speechless.