Long live the Krakow Jazz Ensemble!
In the hands of the Coen brothers this could have been great. At the hands of Mike Figgis it’s just a mess. The story feels pointless and dull with an irregular pacing, but this doesn’t stop the film from being aesthetically alluring and beautiful. Deakins, man...
A masterpiece. Femininity as seen through the female gaze. The kind of rare achievement where all the elements of a cinematic experience are in tune with the narrative.
A movie about being an artist, yes, but also about being a woman. Not many movies have accomplished what Portrait of a Lady on Fire does exposing the perils and limits of artistic representation. A story of lust, art and love, told in the most humane way. Sciamma approaches her characters with…