A Remarkable Woman
In 1880s France, Marie Bashkirtseff, an ambitious mademoiselle of minor Ukrainian nobility, receives unfortunate news: her lung health is poor, and she will not live a long life. Stunned by this development, Marie – who grew up with the prophecy that promised her a life of stardom – decides to become famous ASAP. Whatever it takes. What follows is a tragicomic tale of one woman’s race against time, with the backdrop of 19th century Paris, reimagined in a modern fashion. Based on the fascinating diaries of a Ukrainian artist Marie Bashkirtseff that precede Instagram by 130 years and are considered “one of the earliest bids by a woman to secure celebrity through curation of the personal brand”.