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Portrait of a Lady on Fire (WAG Rooftop Retreat)

Thursday, August 20
Doors at 7pm, Film at 8:30pm
Directed by Céline Sciamma
2019, France, 121 min
French with English subtitles

Tickets now on sale!

Girlhood director Céline Sciamma returns with this beautifully calibrated, incandescent romance which took home both Best Screenplay and the Queer Palm at last year’s Cannes. Marianne (Noémie Merlant), a young painter in 18th-century France, has been commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), a soon-to-be bride who refuses to sit for her portrait and so must be studied in secret. Intimacy and attraction swiftly develop between the two women, even as circumstance conspires to drive them apart. Writer/director Sciamma tightens the emotional screws with devastating precision, while Merlant and Haenel explore their characters’ overwhelming relationship with heartbreaking clarity. – Melbourne Film Festival


Cinematheque and the WAG present a trio of contemporary and classic art docs and films!

Enjoy summer nights and amazing skyline views as you support local artists, performers, and other groups on the WAG’s stunning Rooftop Sculpture Garden!

Enhance your rooftop experience with a dinner from SMITH, the award-winning restaurant from Inn at the Forks. Inspired by the artists, performers and groups that will grace the WAG rooftop this summer, Executive Chef Barry Saunders has curated a selection of menus that are big on flavour and fun, using the best local suppliers. Cash bar featuring select beer, wine and specialty cocktails available.

*Please note, in the case of inclement weather, the event will relocate to an indoor space in the WAG and refunds will not be issued. For the latest updates, check this page.

Presented in partnership with the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Reviews

Not since Jane Campion's The Piano has a costume drama presented such a gorgeous view of love from a woman's point of view...
- Cinevue, John Bleasdale.
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