I·CARE Theatre 2022-23 - Portrait of a Lady on Fire


30 Nov 2022


7:30 pm 


Sir Run Run Shaw Hall


Host: Dr. Li Mei-ting, Dr. Sonia Wong


I·CARE Centre for Whole-person Development

Tel: 3943 4702


Event Details:


30 November 2022|7:30 pm|Sir Run Run Shaw Hall|
121 min|Category IIB|In French, with subtitles in Chinese and English|

Director: Céline Sciamma


Post-screening Discussion

30 November 2022|9:35 pm|Sir Run Run Shaw Hall|
Host: Dr. Li Mei-ting, Dr. Sonia Wong

Language: Cantonese

Synopsis of Lecture:


The story sets at the 18th century on an isolated island in Brittany of France.  Marianne, a young female painter was assigned to paint a portrait for the marriage arrangement of Héloïse, a young lady from a wealthy family.  Héloïse was reluctant to be painted as she did not want to accept arranged marriage.  In order to finish the portrait in secret, Marianne pretended to be the maiden so that she could observe Héloïse closely.  As time went by, they fell in love with each other.  In the generation not accepting same-sex relationship, would they give up the affinity and accept their fate?

This film was awarded the Best Screenplay and the Queer Palm at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival.

  • All films for screening will be opened to CUHK members (students, staff and alumni) only.
  • All screenings are free-of-charge.
  • Admission for registered participants will start 30 minutes before the screening. Please reserve ample time for registration at the University entrance (if necessary), and for temperature check and health declaration.
  • Sir Run Run Shaw Hall is one of scheduled premises under Prevention and Control of Disease (Requirements and Directions) (Business and Premises) Regulation (Cap. 599F).  All visitors must use “Leave Home Safe” Mobile App and fulfil the latest requirement of Vaccine Pass.
  • Free seating is made on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Walk-in participants (if any) will be admitted five minutes before the screening.
  • Any form of photo taking and video recording are prohibited.