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Preview: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

France, 2019, 120mins, Cert.15
Valentine's Day Special
Showtimes and location

Film description

This is a special Valentine's Day preview screening, ahead of the film's UK release. You can see the film again on the 15th & 16th March, when it plays at Leeds University Union, as part of our On the Road off-site programme. Details here.

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.

Showing as part of LGBTQ History Month

This film is part of our LGBTQ History Month season
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Showing at

Hyde Park Picture House

Venue details

Address

73 Brudenell Road, Leeds LS6 1JD, UK
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Access info

The Picture House has two small steps at the main entrance. Step-free access to the auditorium and foyer is possible via a side entrance. Unfortunately none of the Picture House's toilets are accessible and both via a flight of stairs. The cinema has three wheelchair spaces – to reserve one of these, please select the 'wheelchair space' ticket during checkout.

Refreshment info

The Picture House offers a range of hot and cold drinks, including beers and wines, alongside popcorn, sweets, ice creams (Northern Bloc) and vegan cakes (That Old Chestnut).

Showtimes

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