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Cannes 2019: Neon, Hulu Acquire 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire'; Neon Buys 'Parasite'


  • Neon and Hulu have acquired the North American distribution rights to Portrait of a Lady on Fire, a film directed by Céline Sciamma that is currently in competition at Cannes.

  • Neon plans a theatrical release this year with an awards campaign in all categories.

  • Plot: Marianne (Noémie Merlant), a painter, is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), a young woman who has just left the convent. Héloïse is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day, to paint her secretly.

  • Neon also acquired another film in competition: Parasite, a film by Bong Joon-Ho.

  • Plot: All unemployed, Ki-taek's family takes peculiar interest in the wealthy and glamorous Parks for their livelihood until they get entangled in an unexpected incident.

  • Both films have been well-reviewed - check out some reviews and reactions under the cut.



For Portrait of a Lady on Fire:


Review from The Playlist


Richard Lawson, reviewer at Vanity Fair


Emma Stefansky, writer at Thrillist


David Ehrlich, reviewer at Indiewire


For Parasite

Review from Variety


Review from Little White Lies


Robbie Collin, reviewer at The Telegraph



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Looking forward to both of these - the reviews are across the board fantastic so far.
Tags: #cannes2019, asian celebrities, film - comedy, film - drama, film - festival, lgbtq film / media, review
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