Seraphine

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Original title Séraphine
Category Biography, Drama, History
UK Release Date
Production year 2008
Production Country
Directors Martin Provost
Cast Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur, Geneviève Mnich, Adélaïde Leroux, Nico Rogner, Anne Bennent
Distributor Metrodome Distribution

Synopsis

BASED ON THE TRUE STORY OF SERAPHINE DE SENLIS, Biopic of an unconventional artist. 1912, in a little town North of Paris. Séraphine Louis, works as a maid for Madame Duphot, who rents an apartment to a German art critic and dealer, Wilhelm Uhde, an enthusiastic advocate of modern and "primitive" artists. In her spare time, Séraphine paints with everything that comes to hand (wine, mud, fruits & flowers mixture). When Wilhelm comes across a small painting that she brought over a few days previously, he's mesmerized, snaps it up and insists that Séraphine show him the rest of her work. It is the beginning of a nurturing relationship which will eventually get Séraphine's work to be exposed all over the world. But as Séraphine paints her most inspired canvas, the grace of her work leads her into the realms of madness.