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Ep. 403: Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) – AntiTrash 2021

28Jan

Bonjour dear listeners! We have arrived at the final week of AntiTrash 2021, and in doing so, we also arrive in the modern era of filmmaking as we discuss one of the most beloved and lauded French films of recent years — Portrait of a Lady on Fire or Portrait de la Jeune Fille en Feu. Céline Sciamma's costume drama of a painter and her subject who draw near to one another over a brief encounter. This week, we're discussing the gaze, the poignant deep-seeded meanings of the film, the intertextual meanings of Orpheus, and much more. 

Timestamps

00:30 - Introductions and Synopsis

04:52 - Quick Portrait of a Lady on Fire Reviews

14:13 - Expanding the Syllabus

32:50 - Analysis

1:06:28 - Shelf or Trash

1:08:04 - Wrap up and Next Week's Film

 

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