Portrait de la jeune fille en feu

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Portrait de la jeune fille en feu

Porträt einer jungen Frau in Flammen

Céline Sciamma
F, 2019
Features, 120min, OmdU

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Portrait de la jeune fille en feu

Céline Sciamma
F, 2019
Features, 120min, OmdU

Cast: 
Noémie Merlant
Marianne
Adèle Haenel
Héloïse
Luàna Bajrami
Sophie
Valeria Golino
Gräfn
Screenplay: 
Céline Sciamma
Sound: 
Julien Sicart
Valérie Deloof
Daniel Sobrino
Camera: 
Claire Mathon
Editor: 
Julien Lacheray
Composer: 
Musik Baptiste de Laubier
Arthur Simonini
Decoration: 
Thomas Grezaud
Costume: 
Dorothée Guiraud

Production: 
Lilies Films
Hold-Up Films
Arte France Cinéma
World Sales: 
mk2 Films
Distribution in Austria: 
Filmladen
Format: 
DCP
Color

Desire defines the position of a subject in relation to others and themselves, it always depends on a symbolic order that both organizes and limits it. To show the desire felt by one woman for another in the last decades of the 18th century in France, where the two lovers also come from different classes, meticulous work is required to reconstruct the epoch, work that is less about costumes and pieces of furniture than minimal gestures and behavioral details that don’t belong to our times. What happens between a painter struggling to make a space for herself in a masculine universe and the daughter of a countess who must prepare herself for marriage with a man she doesn’t know? It is at once prodigious and manages to avoid the usual male gaze, as can be seen in how the two main characters grow ever closer as one paints the portrait of the other. This seduction culminates in an enigmatic collective scene close to the sea, in almost complete darkness, where the women channel their joy through singing, in absolute freedom, in the middle of the night. (Roger Koza)

With the VIENNALE-TRAILER 2019: AI
In the presence of Adèle Haenel.

No tickets for the opening gala on October 24 at 7:30pm

Céline Sciamma: NAISSANCE DES PIEUVRES (2007), PAULINE (2010, K), TOMBOY (2011), BANDE DE FILLES (2014)