Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    All titles (3)
    Feature Film | 2018-2019 | Drama, Period | France

    Shooting data

    Start of shooting15/10/2018
    End of shooting10/12/2018
    LocationsBretagne et région parisienne (France)

    Project data

    Film financing
    Length of movie120'
    Picture formatWidescreen USA (1 : 1,85)
    Sound formatDolby SRD / Dolby digital (5.1, 6 channels)

    Trailers/Videos

    Brief synopsis

    France, 1770. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day, to paint her secretly.

    Cast

    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Noémie MerlantMarianne, la peintre [L]
    Adèle HaenelHéloïse [L]
    Luàna BajramiSophie, la jeune servante [SR]
    Valeria GolinoLa Comtesse, mère d’Héloïse [SR]

    Crew

    ActivityNameComment
    ColoristJérôme Bigueur
    Director of photographyClaire Mathon
    1st assistant cameraAlan Guichaoua
    2nd assistant cameraOmbeline Tamboise
    Casting directorChristel Baras
    Costume designerDorothée Guiraud
    WardrobeAgathe Meinnemare
    Wardrobe helpMélina Tartière
    DirectorCéline Sciamma
    Script supervisorCécile Rodolakis
    EditorJulien Lacheray
    ComposerJean-Baptiste de Laubier
    ProducerBénédicte Couvreur
    Production designerThomas Grézaud
    Construction managerLionel Brisonchef constructeur/peintre
    Unit managerCharles Besnard
    Production assistantTiphaine Houel
    ScreenwriterCéline Sciamma
    Production sound mixerJulien Sicart
    Boom operatorClémence Peloso
    Sound re-recording mixerDaniel Sobrino
    Sound editorValérie Deloof

    Production companies

    CompanyComment
    Lilies Films [fr]
    Arte France Cinéma [fr]co-production
    Hold Up Films [fr]co-production

    Distributing companies

    CompanyComment
    Alamode Filmdistribution oHG [de]Germany (theatrical)
    Filmladen Filmverleih GmbH [at]Austria (theatrical)
    MK2 Diffusion [fr]World Sales - MK2 International
    Pyramide Films [fr]France (theatrical)

    Facilities

    DepartmentCompanyComment
    Production ServicesAccueil des tournages en Bretagne [fr]logistical support
    Production ServicesCoupure Déjeuner [fr]catering

    Awards

    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Adèle Haenel2019Nominated
    Céline Sciamma2019Festival de Cannes [fr]Prix du scénarioWinner
    Céline Sciamma2019Festival de Cannes - Queer Palm [fr]Winner
    Céline Sciamma2019European Film Awards [eu]Eufa - European University Film AwardWinner
    Céline Sciamma2019Winner
    Céline Sciamma2019Nominated
    Céline Sciamma2019European Film Awards [eu]European ScreenwriterWinner
    Claire Mathon2019Festival de Cannes - Prix CST [fr]Mention spécialeWinner
    Noémie Merlant2019Nominated
    Céline Sciamma2020Dorian Awards [us]LGBTQ Film of the YearWinner

    Festivals

    YearCountryFestivalComment
    2019CanadaToronto International Film Festival (TIFF)Special Presentations
    2019GermanyFilmfest Hamburg
    2019FranceFestival de CannesOfficial Selection - Competition
    2019SpainSan Sebastian Film Festival (Zinemaldia)Perlak
    2019FranceFestival du Film Francophone d'AngoulêmeLes Flamboyants

    TV-broadcast

    TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
    RepeatFranceCanal+ [fr]Tuesday, 26/05/2020, 9.50 AM
    RepeatBelgiumBe TV [be]Friday, 22/05/2020, 10.55 PMBe 1
    RepeatFranceCanal+ [fr]Wednesday, 20/05/2020, 8.55 PMCanal+ Décalé
    First showingFranceCanal+ [fr]Tuesday, 19/05/2020, 9.05 PM
    First showingBelgiumBe TV [be]Sunday, 17/05/2020, 8.30 PMBe 1

    Cinema

    TypeCountryDateComment
    Theatre releaseAustraliaThursday, 26/12/2019
    Theatre releaseAustriaFriday, 13/12/2019
    Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 31/10/2019
    Theatre releaseSpainFriday, 18/10/2019
    Theatre releaseBelgiumWednesday, 02/10/2019
    Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 18/09/2019
    PremiereSunday, 19/05/2019Festival de Cannes [fr]