Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) dir. Céline Sciamma
With Portrait, you can tell that Sciamma has mastered the philosophy of “less is more”. Minimal characters, minimal locations, minimal score. I tend to struggle maintaining my attention with scoreless films, but this movie captivated me from beginning to end. Every pause, breath, and glance these characters make feels both natural, yet meticulously thought-out by Sciamma. There’s a lot to learn (and feel) from this film. It is on Hulu, so if you have a subscription I would certainly recommend this to anyone in the mood for love.