Monday Night Film Series presents PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE-FR
The Monday Night Film Series presents PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE on Monday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in Tilley 102, UNB Fredericton.
Winner of both the Queer Palm and Best Screenplay Awards at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the fourth feature from French writer-director Céline Sciamma (Girlhood) is an exquisite portrait of hidden love, art, eros, and the gaze.
Set in 18th-century Brittany, Portrait of a Lady on Fire follows Marianne, an artist commissioned by an Italian noblewoman to paint a portrait of her reclusive daughter, Héloïse, who is soon to be married. However, there are peculiar conditions of this assignment; Marianne must never announce to Héloïse the objective of her visit. Instead, Marianne is to act as a companion to Héloïse, escorting her on walks while closely observing her subject so as to render her likeness on canvas in secret.
Dissatisfied with her initial portrait, Marianne petitions her patroness for a second chance. In frustration and growing kinship, Marianne confesses the ruse to Héloïse, procuring her cooperation and allowing the women to forge a much closer bond - one that will lead to a passionate intimacy.
This term, 15 limited release, independent foreign & Canadian films will be shown. Admission is $8/film, but a half-yearly $12 student film society membership reduces admission cost to $5/film. The series is open to all. Memberships are available at Tilley 102 every Monday night.
For further info, contact NB Film Co-op at 455-1632, email@example.com or http://www.nbfilmcoop.com/exhibition/monday-night-film-series.
The NB Film Co-op in partnership with the UNB Faculty of Arts and the Toronto Film Festival presents the series.
Building: Tilley Hall
Room Number: 102
1 506 455-1632