French films review – February 2020

French films and essential viewing for cinéphiles. This month: Portrait of a Lady on Fire and La Vérité

Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Céline Sciamma; 99 mins

With this pre-Revolution period tale of an aristocrat and an artist’s relationship, director Sciamma makes a radical departure from her three previous films – the highly acclaimed, social realist coming-of-age trilogy Water Lilies, Tomboy and Girlhood.

And it turns out ...

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