France, 1760. Marianne is hired to paint the wedding portrait of Hlose, a young woman who has just left the convent. Being a reluctant bride, Marianne masquerades as camaraderie, he watches Hlose during the day and paints her with lights at night. As the two women revolve around each other, intimacy and attraction grow as they share Hloses’s first moments of freedom. Hloses’s portrait soon becomes a collaborative act and a proof of his love.
The award-winning Cannes Award winner and one of the highest-rated films of the year, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE, strengthens Cline Sciamma as one of the most exciting filmmakers currently working in the world. Nomie and Adle Haenel play the subtle act of dangerous and poignant production of the most beautiful and elegant performances of the year. When Marianne and Hlose fall in love is seeing how love is invented on screen. With contemporary themes in period costumes, PORTRAIT OF A DAM ON THE BAND is one of the greatest love stories ever told.