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The Lady in the Portrait (15)
Sun 10 Oct 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:15 pm
An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until Sun 10 Oct 2021
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