Film, "Séraphine," Followed by Wine & Cheese Reception - La Maison Française

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Sunday, April 19, 2009 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
SUNDAY, April 19 Film, "Séraphine," Followed by Wine & Cheese Reception La Maison Française Embassy of France 4101 Reservoir Rd, NW 4pm France/Belgium – 2008 - 126 minutes - Color Directed by Martin Provost Cast: Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur, Anne Bennent, Geneviève Mnich In French and German with English subtitles 1912, in a little town North of Paris. Séraphine Louis, works as a maid for Madame Duphot, who rents an apartment to a German art critic and dealer, Wilhelm Uhde. In her spare time, Séraphine paints, with everything that comes to hand. When Wilhelm comes across a small painting that she brought over a few days previously, he’s mesmerized. It is the beginning of a nurturing relationship which will get Séraphine’s work to be exposed all over the world. But as Séraphine paints her most inspired canvas, the grace of her work leads her into the realms of madness. "An extraordinary perf by vet thesp Yolande Moreau" Variety César Awards 2009: 7 Cesar Awards, including the best film award and the best actress award