Portrait of a Lady on Fire review
NEON hit us with Parasite which was the first foreign-language film to win the Best Picture at the Oscars, this year with the film Portrait of a Lady on Fire they may have another best picture nominee on their hands. I wasn’t in love with Little Women last year outside of Florence Pugh’s performance, I bring up Little Woman because of how I felt about Portrait of a Lady on Fire is how I wanted to feel about Little Women.
The performances in Portrait of a Lady on Fire are breathtaking and beautiful, as women are still fighting for equal pay and equal respect in their fields shared with male counterparts this movie is also timely. When the artist says she messes up her paintings on purpose so she doesn’t get in trouble for them being too perfect. Was a significant line in the film.
The thought of forbidden fruit as the two leads have an affair that goes towards Chasing Amy territory with me, which is why I probably liked it as much as I did. Céline Sciamma deserves a damn Oscar nomination for best director, her direction is a thing of beauty and the cinematography is stunning, to say the least, the cinematography is up there with last year’s A Hidden Life.