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The Lady in the Portrait
The Lady in the Portrait is a sumptuous epic which evokes the unique rapport
between a French missionary (Melvil Popaud) and the Manchurian Empress (Fan
Bingbing) whose portrait he’s ordered to paint.
The film follows in the fine tradition of stories about the attraction between famous
painters and their muses such as Girl with a Pearl Earring and Caravaggio.
Exquisitely-costumed and voluptuously shot, the film reveals life in the Qing
Dir Charles de Meaux
Cast Fan Bingbing, Melvil Poupaud, Yue Wu, Shih-Chieh King | 2018 | China,
France | 108 mins | French and Mandarin, with English subtitles.
Director Charles de Meaux is the producer of Thai filmmaker Apichatpong
Weerasethakul’s films, including the Cannes Palme d’Or winner Uncle Boonmee
Who Can Recalls His Past Lives (2010), and Cannes Jury Prize winner Tropical