1760: Artist Marianna has been employed by a French countess to paint the wedding portrait of her daughter Héloïse. Furiously opposed to the idea of marriage, Héloïse has refused to pose for any painting. Marianna passes herself off as Héloïse’s walking companion, allowing her to observe her subject closely without arousing Héloïse’s suspicions. Soon she finds herself attracted to Héloïse.
“★★★★★ Céline Sciamma’s gripping 18th-century story of obsession demonstrates a new mastery of classical style.”
– Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, Cannes Film Festival 2019
Director: Céline Sciamma
Cast: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino
122 minutes, France, 2019, 16