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March 19, 2013

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Filed under: Biography, Drama — Tags: , — checkrenespho @ 9:50 am

Genres: Biography , Drama
Actors: Yolande Moreau , Ulrich Tukur , Anne Bennent , Geneviève Mnich , Nico Rogner , Adélaïde Leroux , Serge Larivière , Françoise Lebrun , Jean-Pascal Abribat , Anne Benoît , Joëlle Bobbio , Sandrine Bodenes , Léna Breban , Rosine Favey , Serge Gaborieau
Director: Martin Provost
Country: Belgium, France
Year: 2008
IMDB Rating: 7.3/10 (3169 votes)

In 1914, Wilhelm Uhde, a famous German art collector, rents an apartment in the town of Senlis, forty kilometers away from Paris, in order to write and to take a rest from the hectic life he has been living in the capital. The cleaning lady is a rather rough-and-ready forty-year-old woman who is the laughing stock of others. One day, Wilhelm who has been invited by his landlady, notices a small painting lying about in her living room. He is stunned to learn that the artist is no other than Séraphine.

Film Review

Even though I'm an art plebeian, I find most biopics about artists (painters) interesting. Well not this one. Not to say it was a bad movie. By most accounts it was a good one, with a mesmerizing performance by Yolande Moreau as the touched Seraphine de Senlis, and solid production values all around, though I'm hard-pressed to single out any one standout technical achievement. What was lacking for me was the story. Seraphine's isn't an unremarkable story, but somehow it comes across as one. It's like the director's way of storytelling is muted, to create a lack of excitement, or maybe I was too impatient with the movie, I don't know. Then again, I'm sure there's a reason why the director didn't win despite the movie sweeping most of the Cesar awards last year. I'm just saying.

I had no preconceptions about this film and saw it without knowing anything, I'm ashamed to say, about the film maker or the lead actress OR the painter even though I spent some time in Senlis years ago. From the first images I was intrigued because I wasn't sure where the story was going but this did not annoy me. That's what a good film should do! I am in the film business and have seen 'everything' so I feel qualified to say that. It is very difficult to 'fool' me, to really surprise me, and this film did that. It is an Oscar nomination waiting to happen. I must say that at the point Seraphine was digging up things I got the idea that she was a secret painter before we were 'supposed' to know but that did not bother me. I think the direction, writing and acting of this film were amazing. Accomplishing what a film can do without explosions and car chases and even mayhem, which I enjoy! In every way, technically and artistically, this film…

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