• Séraphine (2009)


Release Date: June 5th, 2009

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 5 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur, Anne Bennent, Geneviève Mnich, Nico Rogner, Adélaïde Leroux, Serge Larivière, Dominique Pozzetto

Director: Martin Provost

Genres: Biography , War , Drama

Keywords: Sister, Underdog, Rise, Emotional, Transformation, Fascinating, Moving

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Bob MondelloNPR

    Writer-director Martin Provost tells much of Seraphine's true-life story without words, lingering here on the process by which she makes paints, there on the obsessive single-mindedness she brings to her art. show more

  • 80
    Frank ScheckThe Hollywood Reporter

    Moving historical drama brings a fascinating chapter of art history to life. show more

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    The rare movie that manages to convey the inner soul of an artist. show more

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