Portrait of a Lady on Fire
France, 1760. Marianne is authorized to paint the wedding illustration of Héloïse, a young lady who has quite recently left the nunnery. Since she is a hesitant bride-to-be, Marianne lands under the appearance of friendship, watching Héloïse by day and subtly painting her by firelight at night. As the two ladies get to know each other, closeness and attraction develop as they share Héloïse’s first pictures. Héloïse’s photograph soon turns into a shared demonstration of an exhibit of their affection.