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Céline Sciamma: ‘I had a desire to show the birth of longing’

By Elena Lazic

The director of Portrait of a Lady on Fire discusses her monument to female artists and their intense gaze.

Queer desire and the art of looking in Portrait of a Lady on Fire

By Rosie Thompson

Céline Sciamma’s 18th-century romance beautifully portrays the hiddenness of same-sex relationships.

Adèle Haenel and Noémie Merlant on Portrait of a Lady on Fire

By Elena Lazic

The co-stars of Céline Sciamma’s sumptuous period romance discuss the intimate – and political – nature of the film.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

By Katie Goh

Céline Sciamma’s sumptuous, quietly radical 18th century love story is one of the year’s very best.

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Why films about lesbian characters should be called lesbian films

By Dilara Elbir

Is there an argument to drop the cover-all term “queer” in favour of something that’s more specific to the subject of a piece of art?

Portrait of a Lady on Fire – first look review

By Adam Woodward

A painter falls in love with her subject in Céline Sciamma’s masterfully composed period piece.

Deerskin – first look review

By Ella Kemp

Jean Dujardin is dressed to kill in director Quentin Dupieux’s pitch-black sartorial satire.

120 Beats Per Minute

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Robin Campillo’s stirring AIDS activist drama is a vital reminder of the power of protest.

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120 Beats Per Minute – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Robin Campillo’s rousing dramatisation of ’90s AIDS activism in France is a sure-fire Palme d’Or contender.

The Unknown Girl – first look review

By David Jenkins

Adèle Haenel turns amateur sleuth as the Dardenne brothers try their hand at the murder-mystery genre.

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