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Séraphine
     

Séraphine

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Director: Martin Provost

Cast: Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur, Anne Bennent

 
Belgian actress Yolande Moreau headlines this biopic, starring as a little-known but uncommonly brilliant painter. Frenchwoman Séraphine Louis (Moreau), aka Séraphine de Senlis, lived from 1864 to 1942. Though ostensibly a shepherdess and housekeeper whose chief duties involved cooking, cleaning, and ironing, in her off-hours Séraphine joyously turned to natural

Overview

Belgian actress Yolande Moreau headlines this biopic, starring as a little-known but uncommonly brilliant painter. Frenchwoman Séraphine Louis (Moreau), aka Séraphine de Senlis, lived from 1864 to 1942. Though ostensibly a shepherdess and housekeeper whose chief duties involved cooking, cleaning, and ironing, in her off-hours Séraphine joyously turned to natural elements of the outdoor world, with which she felt a tremendous degree of emotional and spiritual communion. Séraphine channeled these undying passions through painting, and, having only the scantest materials at hand, created paints from elements such as animal blood, oil from church candles, and dirt pulled from the ground. With these crude and raw tools, the nascent, budding artist created tableaux of floral arrangements utterly unlike any seen before. Sadly, those around Séraphine perceived the paintings as coarse and unimpressive -- something of a joke. Her life took a most fantastic turn, then, when Wilhelm Uhde (Ulrich Tukur), a German art critic, turned up in Senlis -- and laid eyes on the young woman's creations for the first time. Yet, despite the success that Uhde brought to Séraphine, a sad future still lay ahead for the young woman -- one accompanied by continued obscurity and emotional isolation.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/2010
UPC:
0705105742151
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
NR
Source:
Music Box Films
Region Code:
1
Time:
2:05:00

Special Features

Original theatrical trailer; Making of featurette; Gallery of Séraphine's paintings

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Yolande Moreau Séraphine
Ulrich Tukur Wilhelm Unde
Anne Bennent Anne Marie
Genevieve Mnich Madame Duphot
Nico Rogner Helmut
Adélaïde Leroux Minouche
Serge Lariviere Duval
Francoise Lebrun Mère Supérieure

Technical Credits
Martin Provost Director,Screenwriter
Marc Abdelnour Screenwriter
Julian Bouley Production Manager
Laurent Brunet Cinematographer
Evelyne Byot Makeup
Emmanuel Croset Sound Mixer
Nathalie Duran Production Manager
Madeline Fontaine Costumes/Costume Designer
Thierry Francois Set Decoration/Design
Michael Galasso Score Composer
Brigitte Moidon Casting
Raphaelle Piani Asst. Director
Milena Poylo Producer
Ingrid Ralet Sound Editor
Olivier Rausin Co-producer
Gilles Sacuto Producer
Ludo Troch Editor
Philippe Vandendriessche Sound/Sound Designer
Arlette Zylberberg Associate Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Seraphine
1. Chapter 1 [8:01]
2. Chapter 2 [8:10]
3. Chapter 3 [10:26]
4. Chapter 4 [9:54]
5. Chapter 5 [9:57]
6. Chapter 6 [10:32]
7. Chapter 7 [13:11]
8. Chapter 8 [4:40]
9. Chapter 9 [8:45]
10. Chapter 10 [12:50]
11. Chapter 11 [10:34]
12. Chapter 12 [14:37]

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Séraphine 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I watched this movie last week - can't believe it's been out two years - where have I been?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago