The Art of Yearning in Lesbian Cinema

“WLW are deeply intimate with the quiet and soft expression of yearning and no filmmaker encapsulates this better than Céline Sciamma.”

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Queer Love as Safety from the Patriarchy – An Analysis of Symbolism in ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ and ‘The Handmaiden’

Portrait of a Lady on Fire and The Handmaiden are two of the most critically acclaimed queer films to have come out in the past five years, and though the latter has more gothic elements, they can both be considered period romances.

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Ennui on the Screen and The LGBTQ+ Shadow

A look at the philosophical underpinnings of LGBTQ+ cinema and television

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'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' (2019): Crafting Memory Through Witnessing

There is the experience of witnessing a film for the first time, and there’s the experience of truly processing when you watch it a second time. Then, there’s the writing about the experience, the details of the full body sob, the reaction to realizing what went unnoticed during the first consumption.

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The Césars 2020: A Shameful Evening for French Cinema

The evening was one of thick, palpable tension, propagated by tone-deaf jokes, unresponsive calling-out, and a lack of solidarity with those who were affected the most by nominations.

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REVIEW: ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ Teaches us Patience is a Virtue

French director, Céline Sciamma, delves away from the younger protagonists centres from her previous works to bring us Portrait of a Lady of Fire, an intimate look at a whirlwind lesbian romance in 18th Century France.

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Before Portraits, There Were Water Lilies: Céline Sciamma’s Own Retrospective

“We’re having cramps every month! No one gives a fuck!”

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Flip Screen’s Guide to: February 2020

James Palmer and George Forster have written a nice little list of what to look out for.

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That’s So Gay… A Column Investigating LGBTQ+ Subtext in Film

For the LGBTQ+ society, subtext were the only morsels we got from fiction.

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Lesbian Love as Invention: Céline Sciamma’s ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ (2019)

In Portrait of a Lady on Fire, art acts as its own metaphysical language.

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