This screening will begin at 19:15 GMT.
Céline Sciamma’s 2019 film Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a true modern classic in all senses, but especially sits as a benchmark for queer and feminist cinema. Set in France in the late 18th century, the film tells the story of a forbidden affair between an aristocrat and a painter commissioned to paint her portrait. Winner of 44 international awards and recipient of 125 nominations, the film is the current high-point of Sciamma’s already glittering career.
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Welcome to the Film and TV Society’s regular Thursday screening for the 2020/21 academic year! Discussion will follow each film over zoom, a great space for discussing your ideas. Alternatively, treat the discussion like a podcast and just sit back to listen to other students’ thoughts.
The stream will begin a few minutes before the start of the screening.