Join us on Sunday 13 October for the fifth edition of LV♥IFFR Encore. We’re screening Portrait de la jeune fille en feu, the latest film by Céline Sciamma (known for films like Tomboy and Girlhood). The filmmaker is present and will be interviewed after the screening by IFFR programmer Léo Soesanto.
Portrait de la jeune fille en feu is a timeless and universal story about falling in love, longing and impossible love. On a secluded island near Bretagne at the end of the 18th century, artist Marianne (Noémie Merlant) is asked to paint the marriage portrait of Heloïse (Adèle Haenel). The headstrong Heloïse isn’t looking forward to her marriage, so Marianne creates her portrait without her knowing. While taking long walks on the French coast Marianne observes her model extensively; her movements, her gaze, a rare smile. At night Marianne secretly works on the painting. While the marriage is approaching, the attraction between the two women grows.
With English subtitles.
About LV♥IFFR Encore
IFFR and LantarenVenster have teamed up for the programme series LV♥IFFR Encore. Join us in LV every month for a special screening of an IFFR film with side programme. During these evenings we look both ahead and back at IFFR with screenings of IFFR gems that deserve a rerun, or new films from other festivals.