Reviews: Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

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  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: This luscious lesbian romance often recalls classic works of art, Claire Mathon’s cinematography rich in her use of color and composition while Sciamma’s Cannes winning screenplay gives her tale a modern edge with her theme of a woman’s right to choose.
  • Alan Mattli @ Maximum Cinema [One German, one English]
    • Excerpt: A quietly passionate, unspeakably romantic, rigorously clear-eyed, deeply moving masterpiece.
  • Jared Mobarak @
    • Excerpt: This is a once in a lifetime love that frustration and resentment can risk destroying in hindsight as long as the memory of what was shared becomes permanent in their hearts.
  • Joao Pinto @ Portal Cinema [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: One of the best films of 2019!
  • Shelagh Rowan-Legg @ ScreenAnarchy
  • Luiz Santiago @ Plano Crítico [Portuguese]
  • Josh Taylor @
    • Excerpt: From the cinematography, shot composition, and acting, to the delicate lyricism with which writer/director Céline Sciamma tells her story, this is an exquisite work of art.
  • [New] | James Wegg @ JWR
    • Excerpt: The final scenes speak louder than words about just why the “love that dare not speak its name” saddened/devastated so many lives.
  • Ron Wilkinson @
    • Excerpt: The woman as property meets the artist who will be responsible for creating the woman as voyeuristic picture.