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Seraphine

DVD (2008) Region 4 Director : Martin Provost Country of Production : France

 
 
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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
Review by Michelle on 29th July, 2011
 
5 stars "The life of French painter Séraphine de Senlis"

In 2009 Yolande Moreau won Best actress in several awards for her leading role in this wonderful movie. Sensitively portrayed and well worth watching, the life of the tormented Seraphine and her development as an artist are served to us on a pallette of beautiful photography and thought provoking imagery.

 
 
Review by Helen on 28th October, 2015
 
4 stars "Hauntingly beautiful"

The true story of Seraphine, a simple, slow girl who ekes out a living cleaning and washing for others. But she has a secret talent: the Virgin Mary has told her to paint. Her talent is discovered by the same art dealer who discovered Picasso, but war intervenes.

 
 
Review by Maria on 27th August, 2015
 
5 stars "This film moved me deeply"

I so wished I had known,met Seraphine, she really touched deep within my soul. I am a self taught artist and she so encouraged me, she managed to captivate my emotions, incredible story, fascinating.

 
 
Review by Mary-Ann on 26th June, 2015
 
5 stars "Great French Movie"

I do not speak French but after watching a couple of great French movies with English subtitles I am well and truly hooked. This is one of the best as I love movies based on true stories. Well acted – Yolande Moreau is a great actress.

 

Details

Release date Australia
December 10th, 2009
DVD Region
Region 4
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
Director
Languages
English
Length (Minutes)
125
Supported Audio
  • DTS Digital Surround 5.1
Country of Production
  • France
Genre
  • Drama
Box Dimensions (mm)
133x191 x15
UPC
9333767004471
All-time sales rank
Top 5000
Product ID
3692611
 

Description

SÉRAPHINE is the true story of Séraphine Louis aka Séraphine de Senlis (Yolande Moreau), a simple and profoundly devout housekeeper who in 1905 at age 41 - self-taught and with the instigation of her guardian angel, began painting brilliantly colorful canvases.

Director Martin Provost 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. A sleeper hit in France, SÉRAPHINE went on to a surprise win of the Best Picture and Best Actress for Yolande Moreau along with five other awards at the 2009 Cesars, the French equivalent of the Academy Awards.

Winner of 7 French Cesar Awards (The French Academy Awards) including Best Film, Best Actress and Best Director.

 

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