SQFF24 CLOSING NIGHT GALA
PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2019 | 7:00 PM | SIFF EGYPTIAN THEATER
France | 2019 | 119 minutes | Céline Sciamma
Desire can be a powerful force, capable of consuming the heart like a roaring fire. Set in 18th century France, PORTRAIT OF LADY ON FIRE follows Marianne, a young painter commissioned to undertake the wedding portrait of reluctant bride-to-be Héloïse.
CLOSING NIGHT GALA
Wrap SQFF24 up properly by attending our Closing Night celebrations at queer/bar. Following the film, enjoy small bites, signature beverages, and find out the winning films of SQFF24.
General Admission: Regular Price: $25.00 | Members: $22.00
Includes admission to the film, entry to the Closing Night Party, and two drink tickets.
ABOUT PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE
Pretending to be her companion, Marianne discreetly observes her muse by day and secretly paints her by night. The intimate moments they share during their daily walks along the beach spark the flames of a passionate romance that defies their fate, which has been imposed on them by the norms of their conservative and repressive society.
Winner of the Queer Palm and the Best Screenplay prizes at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, out lesbian director Céline Sciamma (WATER LILLES, GIRLHOOD, AND TOMBOY, Best Narrative, SLGFF 2011, and co-writer of BEING 17) wraps us in an elegant and seductive canvas, where each frame of the film becomes a stunning work of art, thanks to its breathtaking cinematography. Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel deliver monumental but nuanced performances, freely inhabiting the fascinating female-centric world Sciamma constructs. An arresting and provocative drama, PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE is one of the most beautiful and fervent romances in recent years, one that everyone will fall in love with.
“Not a moment in PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE is wasted, which suits a story about lovers without a moment to lose.” — THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Director: Céline Sciamma
Principal Cast: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami
Premiere Status: Seattle
Running Time: 119 minutes
Producers: Rémi Burah, Véronique Cayla, Bénédicte Couvreur, Olivier Père
Writer: Céline Sciamma
Cinematography: Claire Mathon
Editor: Julien Lacheray
Music: Jean-Baptiste de Laubier, Arthur Simonini
Language: French and Italian, with English subtitles
Content Warnings: Nudity, Explicit Sexual Situations, and Drug Use
*TeenTix prices are not available for this specially priced event.