Albany Pride, in partnership with the Albany Town Hall Relaunch Festival, presents Portrait of a Lady on Fire.
24th March, 2021
Albany Pride are excited to screen this film as part of the Albany Town Hall Relaunch Festival.
France 1760, Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Because she is a reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under the guise of companionship, observing Héloïse by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as they share Héloïse’s first moments of freedom. Héloïse’s portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their love.
Please note: This film is rated M (Mature). Tickets are free, but should be reserved via the link below. The film is French and subtitled into English.