On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.
CAST & CREW
Véronique Cayla, Bénédicte Couvreur
Director of Photography
Jean-Baptiste de Laubier, Arthur Simonini
Julien Sicart, Daniel Sobrino
Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami.
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Céline Sciamma is a French screenwriter and film director. Sciamma's work is strikingly minimalist, partly the legacy of her mentor, Xavier Beauvois, who advised her while she was a student at the major French film school, La Fémis. While highly formalist and idiosyncratic (notably in her lack of dialogue and very stylized mise-en-scene), Sciamma's filmmaking, beginning with Water Lilies, relates closely to the characteristics of first-time filmmaking in France, notably in its emphasis on coming-of-age films focused on adolescents or pre-adolescents. Sciamma is very interested, moreover, in the fluidity of gender and sexual identity among girls during this formative period.
Water Lilies (2007), Pauline (2010, short), Tomboy (2011), Girlhood (2014), Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019).