Séraphine (DVD)

Séraphine (DVD)

           Séraphine (DVD)
               Genre: Drama, Biography
               Painter, France, First World War
  She is one of the most important representatives of Naive Art in France of the early 20th century and still largely unknown. Now, Martin Provost adopted in this biopic of painter Séraphine Louis. For her convincing acting performance was the lead actress Yolande Moreau already several awards later, the introverted and the madness decaying painter intense and touching and are thus probably found the role of her life. Séraphine (Yolande Moreau) is always energetic step from one job to another, from one place to another. While for well-heeled people to run the household and scrub their laundry on the river bank, no time for a private life. This fate shared by them at the end of the 19th Century, hundreds of thousands, and yet Séraphine the exception to the rule. For, despite a lack of education and understanding of art it lives in a passion that is unusual in that social class: During the nights she paints from an inner compulsion image to image, without ever at an exhibition or even thinks of sales. She paints out of a pure in itself, and if not would happen to the art expert Wilhelm Uhde (Ulrich Tukur) became aware of her paintings, it would probably never have made their images to the public. Uhde wants to escape the hectic life in Paris and settles down in the sleepy town of Senlis in 1912, where he is assigned as a housekeeper Séraphine. Timid develops between the two very dissimilar people a connection that is transformed by the images of Séraphine to a long friendship. Due to the war must Uhde, a German and Jew, is to leave France, but the unruly and unusual artist did not go out of my head. Years later, he is their patron, establishing them in the cultural circles and thus allows her a respectable life, evolution, and they do not deal with it. And as so often are genius and madness only a whisker apart, and Séraphine spends her last years in a mental hospital, which she obtained a striking agreement with the painter and sculptor Camille Claudel. Only three years after her death, she receives through the use of Uhde her first solo exhibition and with posthumous fame. Yolande Moreau succeeds masterfully to portray both the rugged character of Séraphine and their childlike joy that she has, for example in nature. Even more impressive, however, are the moments when Séraphine in the nighttime hours paint their pictures almost in a trance caused the masterpieces of naive painting, which are increasingly gloomy, parallel to the pathological-psychological development of the artist. The Belgian Moreau himself seems to be mad, if she draws look with fanatical and obsessive brushstroke their paintings when they anmischt their self-created maps and colors on their canvases become more and more religiously influenced fantasies. This obsession leads to them finally inescapable in a parallel world, and eventually draws in the final Séraphine barefoot in a white wedding dress through the streets of Senlis, confused palaver over and distributing relics until it is taken up by the police and taken to the mental hospital. These scenes are emotionally very touching and moving and also mirror the loneliness, in which was the misunderstood artist, against impressive, without taking into Moreau reaches into the deep feeling chest. They convinced more by subtle than eccentric drama, and has obviously found in Louis Séraphine the role of her life. Ulrich Tukur as a sensitive and discreet art dealer Wilhelm Uhde, who lives out his homosexuality subtle, is doing its part in making this biopic is an unforgettable film event, and rightly been awarded with seven Cesar. The amazing thing is that you do not necessarily art lovers must be to succumb to the undertow of the movie! (Silvy Pommerenke)
  Title: Séraphine (DVD) Country of production: France, Belgium Production year: 2008 Length: 125 (Min.) (# ) Published at: Arsenal Film format: 16:9 tone / language: Dolby Digital 5.1, German, French EAN: 4047179496384 Tools : Behind the Scenes, Trailer

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