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USA: Music Box Films
UK: Metrodome Distribution
Cast: Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tuker, Anne Bennent, Nico Rogner, Lena Breban, Genevieve Mnich, Adela´de Leroux, Serge Lariviere, Franšoise Lebrun, Anne Benoît
Director: Martin Provost
Countries: France / Belgium
Languages: French / German (English subtitles)
USA: 125 mins
UK: 126 mins
UK Certificate: PG contains infrequent mild sex references and scenes of emotional distress
USA Release Date: 5 June 2009 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 27 November 2009 (Limited Release)
Based on the true story of Seraphine De Senlis. Biopic of an unconventional artist.
1912, in a little town North of Paris. Seraphine Louis, works as a maid for Madame Duphot, who rents an apartment to a German art critic and dealer, Wilhelm Uhde, an enthusiastic advocate of modern and "primitive" artists. In her spare time, Seraphine paints with everything that comes to hand (wine, mud, fruits & flowers mixture).
When Wilhelm comes across a small painting that she brought over a few days previously, he's mesmerized, snaps it up and insists that Seraphine show him the rest of her work. It is the beginning of a nurturing relationship which will eventually get Seraphine's work to be exposed all over the world. But as Seraphine paints her most inspired canvas, the grace of her work leads her into the realms of madness.