2008 Biography

Director: Martin Provost

Starring: Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur, Anne Bennent, Geneviève Mnich, Nico Rogner


  • What makes Seraphine, directed and co-written by Martin Provost, so exceptional is that it neither condescends to nor romanticizes its subject.

    Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times

    19 January 2013

  • It "explains" nothing but feels everything. It reminds me of two other films: Bresson's "Mouchette," about a poor girl victimized by a village, and Karen Gehre's "Begging Naked," shown at Ebertfest this year, about a woman whose art is prized even as she lives in Central Park.

    Roger Ebert - The Chicago Sun-Times

    19 January 2013

  • Moreau is bewitching -- she simply breathes her role, without a hint of vanity.

    - Entertainment Weekly

    19 January 2013

  • What Moreau does with this role is as inscrutably moving as anything Séraphine Louis painted.

    Ty Burr - The Boston Globe

    19 January 2013

  • The mystery of Séraphine de Senlis -- who died in a mental hospital in 1942 and whose work survives in some of the worldâ??s leading museums -- is left intact at the end of Séraphine. Rather than trying to explain Séraphine, the film accepts her.

    A.O. Scott - The New York Times

    19 January 2013


  • Yolande Moreau

    Cairo International Film Festival (2008)

  • Best Actress

    Chlotrudis Awards (2010)

  • Best Actress (Meilleure actrice)

    César Awards, France (2009)

  • Best Actress

    European Film Awards (2009)

  • Best Film

    Ghent International Film Festival (2008)