In the movie Portrait of a Lady on Fire, the character Héloïse has blue eyes, but in a particular scene, we see her eyes turn pure black in color. In the background, we can hear Marianne saying "Your eyes", and the scene ends there.

What is the significance of Héloïse's eyes turning black? When I googled about the color change, the results said that a person's eye color changes to black when they are angry, but there's no way Héloïse was angry at that time.


Look for the symbolism in the scene, usually black eyes are associated with psychic powers and being able to tap into dark energy, Héloise used to be in a convent, a religious place, and turned into the dark side in a manner of speaking. That's why the whole scene is into the paranormal, the same way Marianne is haunted, it's symbolism for forbidden desire.

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