Séraphine

    Genre
    Biography, Drama
  • Runtime
    125 mins
  • Release Date
    2008
  • Countries
    France, Belgium
  • Languages
    French, German, Latin

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

Winner of 7 César Awards including Best Film and Best Actress (Yolande Moreau) is based on the life of French painter Séraphine de Senlis. Director Martin Provost (THE MIDWIFE, VIOLETTE) eloquently captures the subject's experience with art, religion and mental illness, as he builds his story around the relationship between the avant-garde art dealer and the visionary cleaning lady, forging a testament to the mysteries of creativity and the resilience of one woman’s spirit. Entertainment Weekly raves, "Moreau is bewitching -- she simply breathes her role, without a hint of vanity."
DIRECTED BY:
Martin Provost
WRITTEN BY:
Marc Abdelnour, Martin Provost
CAST INCLUDES:
Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur, Anne Bennent

SYNOPSIS

Soon-to-be-legendary primitivist painter and outsider artist Séraphine “de Senlis” Louis (Yolande Moreau) toils as a maidservant in the homes of the bourgeoisie in Senlis, France. For decades, Louis harbors a secret passion for painting in the evenings after work – one that is discovered serendipitously by renowned German art collector Wilhelm Uhde (Ulrich Tukur). Taken by the woman’s enormous talent, Uhde becomes determined to bring Louis’ art to the world – and to change her life.

Séraphine

    Genre
    Biography, Drama
  • Runtime
    125 mins
  • Release Date
    2008
  • Countries
    France, Belgium
  • Languages
    French, German, Latin
DIRECTED BY
Martin Provost
WRITTEN BY
Marc Abdelnour, Martin Provost
CAST INCLUDES
Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur, Anne Bennent
Winner of 7 César Awards including Best Film and Best Actress (Yolande Moreau) is based on the life of French painter Séraphine de Senlis. Director Martin Provost (THE MIDWIFE, VIOLETTE) eloquently captures the subject's experience with art, religion and mental illness, as he builds his story around the relationship between the avant-garde art dealer and the visionary cleaning lady, forging a testament to the mysteries of creativity and the resilience of one woman’s spirit. Entertainment Weekly raves, "Moreau is bewitching -- she simply breathes her role, without a hint of vanity."

Soon-to-be-legendary primitivist painter and outsider artist Séraphine “de Senlis” Louis (Yolande Moreau) toils as a maidservant in the homes of the bourgeoisie in Senlis, France. For decades, Louis harbors a secret passion for painting in the evenings after work – one that is discovered serendipitously by renowned German art collector Wilhelm Uhde (Ulrich Tukur). Taken by the woman’s enormous talent, Uhde becomes determined to bring Louis’ art to the world – and to change her life.