Saturday, April 17, 2010
Seraphine, the house cleaning artist
This movie centers on Seraphine Louis, an untaught house cleaner in Senlis, France in the early 1900's, who cleans by day and paints by night. By accident her work is discovered by German art critic Wilhelm Unde who recognizes her genius and promotes her art, eventually launching her into fame and fortune. Seraphine is very religious and sings hymns as she paints by candlelight in her tiny attic room. This movie is moving, engrossing and beautifully done. It is based on a true story. The artists paintings are now in museums in various locales in France.Yolande Moreau is excellent. Highly recommended by Suki, soon to be famous movie critic.