The article focuses on The Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Portrait de la jeune fille en feu, 2019) by Céline Sciamma, her first film not focusing on a coming-of-age story. It discusses how the director creates a universal love story by tackling its narrative about lesbian love with a radical female gaze and how the topics of women in art, solidarity among women and personal relations intertwine in it. It focuses on histo­ricising abortion in the film and the autobiographical aspect of the narrative in rela­tion to the thematising of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, and on how the film avoids clichés often used in films with a similar plot.

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