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Festivals & Events


October 15, 2019

HIFF39 Sneak Peek: PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE, Thursday, 10/17

The HIFF39 Members Sneak Peek is PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE, scheduled for Thursday, October 17, 7pm at Regal Dole Cannery Cinemas 18. Although a free screening, tickets must be booked. RSVP Now!

We kick off the fall festival season with this Thursday’s HIFF SNEAK PEEK, a free, advance screening of a film that will be presented during the main festival in November. The SNEAK PEEK is open to all current HIFF Ohana members on a first-come, first-serve basis.

We are honored to confirm that the HIFF39 SNEAK PEEK is the Cannes winning PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE directed by Céline Sciamma (GIRLHOOD, TOMBOY). The film was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. The film won the Queer Palm at Cannes, becoming the first film directed by a woman to win the award. Sciamma also won the award for Best Screenplay at Cannes.

Film Title: PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu)

Synopsis: France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Because she is a reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under the guise of companionship, observing Héloïse by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as they share Héloïse's first moments of freedom. Héloïse's portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their love.

When: Thursday, October 17, 2019
           6:00pm doors open / 7:00pm film start

Where: Regal Dole Cannery Cinemas 18 (View Map)

Current HIFF Ohana members must book their tickets in advance to guarantee admission. RSVP Here.

Not sure if you're a current member? Check your membership status here.To buy or renew your Fall Festival membership, go to the HIFF Membership site.

The HIFF Box-Office will be open to HIFF Ohana members starting October 18! For more info, including box-office hours and to purchase tickets online, go to the official website.



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