(France/Belgium, 2008, 126 minutes)

The true story of Séraphine Louis, a slow-witted but gifted painter from early 20th century rural France who survived as a housemaid and was discovered by German art critic Wilhelm Uhde. Quiet, austere biopic that struck a chord with French audiences but, despite the strong performances, fails to ellicit the rapture it seeks.

A Diaphana Distribution (in France) release. A TS Productions presentation/production, in co-production with France 3 Cinéma, Climax Films, RTBF; with the contribution of Centre National de la Cibématographie and the support of Région Île-de-France; with the participation of Canal Plus, Cinécinéma, TV5 Monde; produced with the support of Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Communauté Française de Belgique and Télédistributeurs Wallons; with the support of Sofica La Banque Postale Image and Soficinéma 3. Starring Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur, Anne Bennent. Directed by Martin Provost; produced by Miléna Poylo and Gilles Sacuto; written by Martin Provost and Marc Abdelnour; music by Michael Galasso; director of photography (GTC), Laurent Brunet; production designer, Thierry François; costume designer, Madeline Fontaine; film editor, Ludo Troch.


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