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Portrait of a Lady on Fire

France, 2019, 120mins, Cert.15
Showtimes and location

Film description

We can confirm that our screenings of Portrait of a Lady on Fire will be taking place at Leeds University Union as planned, but with a reduced capacity. For the latest on how we're responding to the Coronavirus situation – visit this dedicated page on our website.

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Romance and art entwine in Portrait of a Lady on Fire, a sumptuous new masterpiece from the director of Tomboy and Girlhood, Céline Sciamma.

Set in late 18th century France, painter Marianne (Noémie Merlant) is commissioned by an affluent countess to paint the wedding portrait of her sheltered but headstrong daughter Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), in the hope it will find her a wealthy husband. While posing as her hired companion, Marianne is instructed to complete the portrait in secret, observing Héloïse by day and painting her by night. However, as the two women grow closer, their intimacy and attraction begins to blossom, paving the way for a simmering, star-crossed romance.

A heartbreaking period piece told with a distinctly modern feminist energy, Portrait of a Lady on Fire is the first female-directed film to win the Queer Palm at the Cannes Film Festival, where it also won the Best Screenplay award.

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Showing at

Leeds University Union

Venue details

Address

2 Lifton Place, Leeds LS2 9JZ, UK
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Access info

The Union building has step-free access via a ramped entrance at the front of the building. A lift is available from the main foyer to the Pyramid Theatre Screening room, where there are two dedicated wheelchair spaces. These can be booked in advance online, or by calling the box office on 0113 275 2045.

Refreshment info

Leeds University Union has a number of bars, including one immediately next to the Pyramid Theatre. Available from this bar will be a range of hot, cold & alcoholic drinks, as well as snacks including ice creams, popcorn, cakes & pick-n-mix.

Parking info

Customer parking within the University of Leeds campus is possible between 17:00-07:00 on Mondays – Fridays, and all day on weekends & bank holidays. Parking options include the University of Leeds multi-story car-park and a number of disabled spaces close to the Union. Access is possible via the north-eastern entrance next to the Parkinson Building & the south-eastern entrance next to Leeds General Infirmary. For more details visit the University of Leeds website.

Showtimes

All scheduled screenings have now passed.