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Portrait of a Lady on Fire ()

Portrait de la jeune fille en feu (original title)
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On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.

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  • Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 44 wins & 125 nominations.
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Marianne
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Héloïse
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Sophie
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La Comtesse
Christel Baras ...
La faiseuse d'ange
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L'élève atelier
Guy Delamarche ...
L'homme salon
Clément Bouyssou ...
Le batelier
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Une paysanne (uncredited)
Cécile Morel ...
Une paysanne (uncredited)

Directed by

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Céline Sciamma

Written by

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Céline Sciamma ... (written by)

Produced by

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Rémi Burah ... co-producer
Véronique Cayla ... co-producer
Bénédicte Couvreur ... producer (produced by)
Olivier Père ... co-producer

Music by

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Jean-Baptiste de Laubier ... (as Para One)
Arthur Simonini

Cinematography by

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Claire Mathon

Film Editing by

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Julien Lacheray

Editorial Department

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Emma Augier ... first assistant editor
Jérôme Bigueur ... colorist
Charlotte Bouché ... second assistant editor
Eugenie Claudel ... digital lab operator

Casting By

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Christel Baras

Production Design by

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Thomas Grézaud

Costume Design by

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Dorothée Guiraud

Makeup Department

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Aurélie Cerveau ... makeup artist
Marthe Faucouit ... makeup artist
Catherine Leblanc ... key hair stylist
Marie Luiset ... key makeup artist
Sébastien Quinet ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Romain Bonningue ... assistant unit manager
Tiphaine Huel ... trainee unit manager (as Tiphaine Houel)
Claire Langmann ... production manager
Julien Chapeaucou ... assistant unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Anaïs Couette ... second assistant director
Delphine Daull ... first assistant director
Luca Zentillin ... trainee assistant director

Art Department

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Lionel Brison ... key painter
Julia Didier ... draper
Guillaume Diehl ... construction coordinator
Baptiste Magis ... graphic designer
Pierre-Yves 'Pipo' Perot ... assistant art director (as Pierre-Yves Perot)
Sébastien Trihan ... calligrapher
Elène Usdin ... painter: Comtesse

Sound Department

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Valérie Deloof ... sound editor
Sarah Lelu ... dialogue editor
Vincent Milner ... foley artist
Edouard Morin ... foley recordist
Clémence Peloso ... sound assistant
Julien Sicart ... sound engineer
Daniel Sobrino ... re-recording mixer
Nathalie Vidal ... foley recordist

Special Effects by

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Benoit Talenton ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Alain Carsoux ... visual effects supervisor
Jeremie Leroux ... visual effects supervisor (as Jérémie Leroux)
Romain Moussel ... i/o editor (uncredited)
Christian Tomikowski ... digital compositor (uncredited)
Olivier Tournayre ... digital compositor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Sybille Blouin ... stunt performer
Yves Girard ... co-stunt coordinator
Grégory Loffredo ... stunt coordinator
Cecilia Ngo ... stunt double: Noemie Merlant

Camera and Electrical Department

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Lisa Billuart-Monet ... third assistant camera
Gaël Carrière ... additional electrician
Mathieu Caudroy ... steadicam operator
Sébastien Combe ... electrician
Jean-Marc Duez ... grip
François Gallou ... additional electrician
Mickael Georgeault ... additional electrician
Ernesto Giolitti ... gaffer
Alan Guichaoua ... first assistant camera
Charles Lagorce ... best boy grip
Thibault Lery ... best boy electrician
Vincent Taberlet ... additional electrician
Ombeline Tamboise ... second assistant camera
Marc Wilhelm ... key grip

Casting Department

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Ange Amiel ... extras coordinator
Marie Pierre Delabrière ... extras casting
Vanessa Seydoux ... extras casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Coline Bavois ... seamstress
Isabelle Boiton ... costume dyer
Anne-Cécile Le Quere ... assistant costume designer
Isabelle Lebreton ... costumer
Agathe Meinnemare ... set costumer
Léa Rutkowski ... wardrobe assistant
Marie-Lola Terver ... patina assistant

Location Management

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Samuel Rodriguez-Mallet ... locations scout (as Samuel Rodriguez Mallet)

Music Department

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Sequenza 9.3 ... choir
Catherine Simonpiétri ... choir conductor
Clement Souchier ... music clearance (uncredited)
Jeanne Trellu ... music clearance (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Cécile Rodolakis ... script supervisor

Additional Crew

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Viviana Andriani ... press: International
Gabriel de Bortroli ... press: international
Julie Braun ... press: France
Aurélie Dard ... press: international
Hélène Delmaire ... paintings artist
Laetitia Dom ... production secretary
François Guerrar ... press attaché (as Hassan Guerrar)
Federico Mancini ... press: international
Laurent Sciamma ... title designer
Séverine Sofio ... historical advisor

Thanks

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Judith Nora ... thanks: Céline Sciamma
Laurent Sciamma ... thanks: Céline Sciamma

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In 18th century France a young painter, Marianne, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse without her knowing. Therefore, Marianne must observe her model by day to paint her portrait at night. Day by day, the two women become closer as they share Héloïse's last moments of freedom before the impending wedding.

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Also Known As
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire (New Zealand, English title)
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire (India, English title)
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire (United States)
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire (World-wide, English title)
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Canada, English title)
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Runtime
  • 122 min
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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross $9,919,850

Did You Know?

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Trivia The paintings by Marianne were all created by painter Hélène Delmaire, whom Noémie Merlant worked closely with to inform her character's perspectives and sight lines when painting. See more »
Goofs In the second shot, the sky behind the boat captain shows at least two contrails. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019). See more »
Soundtracks Portrait de la jeune fille en feu See more »
Quotes Héloïse: I've dreamt of that for years.
Marianne: Dying?
Héloïse: Running.
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