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Films & Schedules - Séraphine

Wed, Feb 11, 2009
at 6 PM (WH)

Sun, Feb 15, 2009
at 8 PM (WH)


DIRECTOR: Martin Provost - France

The year is 1912. Wilhelm, a German art critic and collector, moves to a small village north of Paris and rents an apartment from Madame Duphot.  Séraphine, Madame Duphot's maid, paints in her spare time, using everything she can find that is free: wine, mud, fruit and flowers.  The locals don't take Séraphine or her paintings seriously, but when Wilhelm, an enthusiastic advocate of modern and "primitive" artists, comes across one of her paintings, he's mesmerized.  It is the beginning of a nurturing relationship that allows her to invisible career to blossom.  Based on the little-known story of one of France's most fascinating painters, Séraphine celebrates the power of art and nature, and the resilience of the artistic spirit.

Filmography: Cocon (92), Tortilla and Cinema (97), Song From Within (03).

Sponsored by French American International School and Alliance Française de Portland.

WH     90 Minutes    

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