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The Lady in the Portrait (15)

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Sun 03 Oct 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:45 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun 10 Oct 2021

£6 – £8

Venue

Cinema
1 Summerhall
Edinburgh, EH9 1PL
Age Group: 15 (under 18s accompanied)
Duration: 104m
Unreserved seating. Language: French and Mandarin with English subtitles

This sumptuous costume epic evokes the unique rapport between a French  missionary (played by Melvil Poupaud) and the Manchurian empress (Chinese super-star Fan Bingbing) whose portrait he is ordered to paint. The film recounts the feverish moment when the Empress meets the Jesuit painter … a moment when the electric relationship between the painter and his model is caught up in the constraints of the court and its rigid rules of etiquette.

Cast: Melvil Poupaud, Fan Bingbing, King Shih-chieh, Huang Jue, Wu Yue, Sally Chan

Director Charles de Meaux

2017 | France, China | 104 mins

French and Mandarin with English subtitles

"A far eastern equivalent of Girl With a Pearl Earring … undeniably artful "The Guardian
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