Reel Time: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

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Still from ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire,’ 2019. Directed by Céline Sciamma. Image courtesy of TIFF.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Directed by Céline Sciamma

**Playing for one night only at Lux Cinema, Banff**

Winner of the Queer Palm and Best Screenplay at Cannes, Portrait of a Lady on Fire tells the story of Marianne, an artist who has received a mysterious commission to paint a young woman’s portrait under the guise of being her walking companion. Directed by Céline Sciamma, this 18th-century intimate love story speaks to the power of the gaze. 

Reel Time features some of the best films from the Toronto International Film Festival. Organized by Walter Phillips Gallery, Reel Time has brought alternative cinema to the Bow Valley for 15 years. Film screenings occur monthly from November – April at Lux Cinema.

Banff Centre and Walter Phillips Gallery gratefully acknowledge our partnership with Film Circuit, presented by TIFF, and its sponsors and supporters. For more information about Film Circuit, please visit