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Portrait of a lady on Fire + Live Q&A

Violet Pictures online : Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Our film programme is going online! We are inviting you to watch the incredible Portrait of a Lady on Fire over on Mubi and then join us for a Facebook Live Q&A on the Creative Folkestone page.

In late 18th century France, painter Marianne is commissioned by a countess to paint the wedding portrait of her daughter Héloïse. While posing as her hired companion, Marianne is instructed to complete the portrait in secret. However, intimacy and attraction begin to blossom between both women.

Watch the trailer here

There is a paradoxical beauty here. None of these women can flee their fate, but here, in their connection to one another, there is consolation – and something like freedom. -Catherine Wheatley, Sight and Sound Magazine

To watch the film ahead of the live Q&A sign up to Mubi for a Seven day free trial or £1 for a three-month membership

Join us for a Facebook live Q&A on the Creative Folkestone page with Larushka Ivan-Zadeh and Anna Bogutskaya. The Q&A will start at 9.30pm so we recommend watching the film at 7.30pm

Larushka Ivan-Zadeh is the chief film critic of the Metro newspaper and a director of the Deal Film Festival. Larushka will host the screenings.

Anna Bogutskaya is a freelance film programmer, writer, creative producer and podcaster. In the past, she worked at Pedro Almodovar’s El Deseo, ran the UK’s largest online filmmaker’s network, Shooting People, and was Film and Events Programmer at the BFI, where she curated many seasons and created the Woman with a Movie Camera Summit. Currently, she is the Festival Director of Underwire Festival, host of The Final Girls podcast, contributor to many others, and co-founder of horror film collective The Final Girls. She can be found tweeting pictures of round animals on @annabdemented.

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