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Desperate to help pay her father's debts, Swiss governess Elizabeth (Sophie Marceau) agrees to conceive a child for an unknown British aristocrat (Stephen Dillane). In return for giving up her child, the landowner will pay her a small fortune. It all seems strictly business, but something undeniable happens between them during the actual act of conception. Though it's difficult, Elizabeth keeps her bargain and lets the nobleman have her newborn daughter. She copes with her grief and longing for the girl by painting and writing in a journal. Seven years pass and Elizabeth takes a job as… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"I wish someone would explain to me why all these 19th Century costume dramas need to be so cheerless, so formal, and so godawful boring."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"What Firelight most tellingly lacks are riveting star performances to inevitably reel us in to its romantic absurdity."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
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