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155 of 157 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars slow, beautiful, wonderfully acted and a remarkable story
This film, which has won many French Academy awards including best picture and best actress, tells the true story of Seraphine Louis, a middle-aged cleaner and maid, who, living alone in the town of Serlis in great poverty, is driven through religious fervour to paint. She mixes pigments from natural elements - pondweed, flowers, blood from the butcher's shop, wax from...
Published on 10 Dec 2009 by hillbank68

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2.0 out of 5 stars Needs a visionary
I read the favourable reviews here on Amazon. So I bought it. And of course Amazon reviews aren't always very reliable (of which this review might be one for most of you)

And actually it was pretty conventional. Like costume dramas often are. And not especially challenging either. Like bio-pics invariably also are. This has got a paint-by-numbers formulaic feel...
Published on 4 Jan 2012 by Jan Mecir


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7 of 33 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Art for the sake of art, 25 Jan 2011
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This review is from: Seraphine [DVD] [2008] (DVD)
Séraphine is not without its good moments but nonetheless the film is incredibly disappointing.

At times, it appears to be art for the sake of art and the ending, whilst I'm sure symbolic, is long enough to verge on ridiculous. It certainly made the cinema audience restless and the atmosphere a little awkward.
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0 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars disappointed, 11 Oct 2011
This review is from: Seraphine [DVD] [2008] (DVD)
dvd case damaged - spindle holding disc snapped - copy was an exhire not for resale - so not happy with product
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