Céline Sciamma

The radical queer politics and bittersweet legacy of Tomboy

By Ariel Klinghoffer

Céline Sciamma’s LGBTQ+ themed second feature found itself at the centre of a political storm in France.

Petite Maman – first-look review

By Adam Woodward

An eight-year-old girl encounters a young version of her mother in Céline Sciamma’s transportive fable.

Celiné Sciamma and Hong Sang-soo headline the 2021 Berlin Film Festival

By Adam Woodward

This year’s two-part edition will also play host to Daniel Brühl’s directorial debut.

The 30 best films of 2020

By Little White Lies

Our favourite new releases from this year, featuring Spike Lee, Chloé Zhao, Josephine Decker and more.

Céline Sciamma has begun work on her next film, a childhood drama

By Charles Bramesco

Petite Maman, which has already begun filmed in Paris, stars two eight-year-old leads.

Curzon Home Cinema launches online live Q&A series

By Hannah Strong

Watch a film, then stick around for a cosy chat with the likes of Céline Sciamma and Mia Hansen-Løve.

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 Ingrid Apaydın

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?

63rd BFI London Film Festival line-up brings female directors to the fore

By David Jenkins

Céline Sciamma, Marielle Heller and Athina Rachel Tsangari are all heading to the capital this October.

Why the lesbian period drama is having a moment

By Ciara Pitts

From Gentleman Jack to Portrait of a Lady on Fire, TV and film are finding new ways to reflect on lesbian history.

Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite wins the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2019

By Hannah Strong

The South Korean director’s social satire takes top honours among a mixed bag of winners at this year’s festival.

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.

25 films we’d like to see at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival

By Adam Woodward

Could these be the directors vying for this year’s Palme d’Or?

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