Brittany, 1770. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of Heloise, a young woman who has just left the convent. Heloise is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her day by day, to paint her secretly.
Awards - Cannes FF (Queer Palm, and Best Screenplay), Chicago IFF (Gold Hugo, and Silver Q-Hugo), Denver IFF (Rare Pearl Award), European Film Awards (European Screenwriter), Hamburg FF (Art Cinema Award), Heartland IFF (Indiana Film Journalists Association Award for Best Special Presentation), Melbourne IFF (People's Choice Award), Norwegian IFF (Norwegian Film Critics Award), Rio de Janeiro IFF (Felix Award: Prêmio Felix)
Nominations - Cannes FF (Palme d'Or), Golden Globes (Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language), Chicago IFF (Gold Q-Hugo), Cork IFF (Audience Award), Denver IFF (Krzysztof Kieslowski Award), Jerusalem FF (Gabriel Sherover Foundation Award), San Sebastian IFF (Sebastiane Award), Sydney FF (Audience Award),