Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire ★★★★

The ethereal cinematography, the framing of the characters and their interactions with their surroundings and with themselves, particularly every shot with Heloise and Marianne together is so intimate and warm, it is the key reason Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a class apart from the average tragic romance film. That said, I don't understand the out and out love this film and Parasite have received. They are great films, especially this one in how it's presented, but in the end the story isn't anything I've never seen before.

Too late to the party, I know! I'm yet to watch a big chunk of films from the last two decades that I keep delaying for no reason at all, hopefully Portrait of a Lady on Fire will be a kickstart to these films.

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