Seraphine [DVD] 
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French drama based on the true story of French primitive painter Seraphine de Senlis. In 1914, celebrated German art critic and collector Wilhelm Uhde (Ulrich Tukur) decides to rent an apartment in the small French town of Senlis, north of Paris, in order to write and have a break from city life. When he spots a small painting in the drawing room of his landlady, Madame Duphot (Genevieve Mnich), he is amazed to discover that it is the work of none other than her cleaning lady, the rough, plain and somewhat emotionally unhinged Seraphine (Yolande Moreau). Uhde immediately insists on seeing the rest of Seraphine's paintings, and before long a major new talent is introduced into the rarefied world of 20th-century European art.
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I believe the film allowed me a glimpse into Seraphine's innocent and tragic life....I would definitely recommend this film to anyone who is interested in knowing more about this little known artist.
The colours are important not only in Seraphine's paintings but in the filming as well. You really get to understand how hard life was for her. And yet she was able to use the nights to paint wonderful paintings.
The film made an enormous impact on me, I felt really worn-out after the film finished, so many emotions were to be handled. Tears and some comic, understanding the tragedy and the beauty of her life.
France should do more for us poor foreigners and send their spectacular films over there end over here with a louder recommendation for all to hear, because one needs to see films like this much more often. It is a gem a and bright star on the film sky and a lot more people should be given the chance to see it.
If you are tired of senseless TV shows and stupid movies, go for this one, you will not regret it. Séraphin will leave a lasting impression on you, and you will go looking for her art afterwards. It is amazing so little is known about her, she is surely one of the great masters of Modern Primitive Art.
It is an astonishing story, very faithfully told in this often beautiful film. Much of the film is slow-paced, entirely appropriately for its subject, but it does not drag. The visual composition and cinematography are marvellous. The world of pre-War and post-War rural France is convincingly recreated. But the greatest glory of the film is the beautifully understated yet powerful performance of Yolande Moreau, who captures the curious nature of Seraphine - relgiously ecstatic, passionate about her painting, naive, occasionally unexpectedly insightful, direct and determined, very vulnerable - completely absorbingly. This is a very unusual film about a very unusual woman. All the other performances are good and fully worthy of the central one - and the film does tell a very good story, though it is in many ways a sad one. It is not difficult to see why it appealed so much to the French judges, and it is certainly a distinguished and compelling film.
The film is a most sensitive portayal of the most important period in her life and of the chance meeting of the art dealer who came to live in her village in France prior to WW1.
Brilliantly directed and acted, this film can be highly recommended to everyone.
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