Flick picks: ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ sets heart, mind ablaze

//Flick picks: ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ sets heart, mind ablaze

Flick picks: ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ sets heart, mind ablaze

As steamy and sumptuous as its setting is cold and remote, "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" is a love story born out of the act of looking — and of being seen. It's 1760, and Marianne (Noémie Merlant) has been dispatched to an isolated island off the coast of Brittany, France, to paint the portrait of Héloïse (the luminous Adèle Haenel), a young woman who has been extracted from a convent to marry a man from Milan. One immediately comes to understand that Marianne is cool — unbound by the restrictions…

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