Céline Sciamma’s fourth featured movie is a staggering masterwork of indelible artistry, uncompromising vision, and emotional power. Gifted painter Marianne (a revelatory Noémie Merlant) arrives on a remote island to render the wedding portrait of Héloïse (a haunting Adèle Haenel) without the latter’s knowledge or permission. As Marianne studies her subject’s movements and moods, an intense bond starts to take hold.
Cannes: Best Screenplay, Queer Palm In French and Italian with English subtitles
Oakland – Landmark’s Piedmont Theatre