An exciting voice in contemporary French cinema, filmmaker Céline Sciamma approaches themes of gender fluidity, adolescence and love in a gentle and authentic way.
Sciamma received widespread critical acclaim for her coming-of-age trilogy (Water Lilies 2007, Tomboy 2011 and Girlhood 2014), and has been highly sought after as a scriptwriter. She was awarded the Best Screenplay and Queer Palm awards at the most recent Cannes Film Festival for her directorial feature Portrait of a Lady on Fire 2019.
This program brings together Sciamma’s evocative cinematic style and distinct approach to filmmaking showcasing her works as both writer and director.
Céline Sciamma: Portrait of a Woman on Fire
13-22 March 2020