• 2008
  • France / Belgium
  • 2h 6min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Martin Provost
  • Written by: Marc Abdelnour, Martin Provost
  • Cast: Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur, Anne Bennent, Geneviève Mnich
  • Language: French, German
  • Website: www.seraphinemovie.com

The unsentimental and patiently rendered story of a devout young washerwoman, exceptionally played by Moreau, who spends her evenings painting with foraged materials. In 1914 she is 'discovered' by an art dealer (Tukur), who feels an affinity with the misunderstood outcast, and returns later, determined to make her a star.

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13 Nov 20093 stars

(PG) 126min Senlis, a small town outside Paris in 1914. By day the middle-aged and devoutly Catholic Seraphine (Yolande Moreau) toils away as a servant and washer woman. In the evenings she paints on her hands and knees in her room, using soil…

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