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It stars Adèle Haenel and Noémie Merlant and revolves around the encounter of the portrait-painter Marianne (Noémie Merlant) and her subject Héloise (Adèle Haenel), whose marriage portrait she’s painting. The two women rapidly develop a close bond that evolves into a deeper relationship.
1770. The artist Marianne is recruited to paint a marriage portrait of Heloise, a young woman fresh out of a convent education. Heloise, in defiance of her arranged marriage, refuses to pose for the portrait, compelling Marianne to use subterfuge – she effectively becomes “a lady’s companion”
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