Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Seraphine.....self-taught artist's life in winning new film

The Foundation for Self-taught American Artists is showing a special viewing of a sleeper hit in France. From their invitation: "SÉRAPHINE went on to a surprise win of the Best Picture and Best Actress for Yolande Moreau along with five other awards at the 2009 Césars.
Based on a true story, SÉRAPHINE reveals the life and work of Séraphine de Senlis (Moreau), a simple and profoundly devout housekeeper whose brilliantly colorful canvases adorn some of the world 's most famous collections. German art critic and collector Wilhelm Uhde (The Lives of Others’ Ulrich Tukur) —the first Picasso buyer and champion of primitive painter Rousseau —discovers her paintings while Séraphine is working for him as a maid in the beautiful countryside of Senlis near Paris. A moving and unexpected relationship develops between the avant-garde art dealer and the visionary artist. Martin Provost'’s fictionalized and poignant portrait of Séraphine is a testament to creativity and the resilience of one woman’s spirit."

SÉRAPHINE opens to the public July 17, at the Ritz 5 Theatre I cannot wait to see this film!

1 comment:

Kate Carvellas said...

Sounds amazing!! I'll put it on my Netflix list and await it's availability!! Thanks so much for sharing this! I can't wait to see it!