The Movie: Séraphine

"Prepare to be lured into an idiosyncratic artist's world."

Yolande Moreau portrays the title character in "Séraphine."

A sleeper hit in France last fall, Séraphine went on to a surprise win of the Best Picture and Best Actress for Yolande Moreau along with five other awards at the Césars - the French Academy Awards.

"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 capitol.

The cleaning lady is a rather rough-and-ready forty-year-old woman who is the laughing stock of others.

One day, Wilhelm notices a small painting lying about in her living room. He is stunned to learn that the artist is no other than Séraphine..."

I haven seen it yet (I do, after all, live in New Hampshire) but it's coming to town tomorrow. If this movie is good, I'll leave this post up - if not, I'll take it down.

Meanwhile, I'm excited to be seeing it.

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