AF CINEMA: Séraphine

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Date(s) - 11/03/2016
6:30 pm

Suchitra Cinema & Cultural Academy


AF CINEMA: Séraphine

6.30 pm | 11th of March | Suchitra Cinema & Cultural Academy

Free and open to all // Subtitled in English

Martin Provost, France – 2008 – 2h06min – Biography, Drama

The film follows the life of a middle-aged housekeeper, Séraphine Louis, who has a remarkable talent for painting. Untaught and following what she regards as religious inspiration she finds great appreciation in the beauty found in nature, especially her daily walks to work where she proudly and humbly stops to gaze at trees. In the beginning, it is noted that she stops to collect soil from plants as well as some blood from a dead pig. Later, in her small home lit by candles she is seen using these same ingredients while creating her art. At one point when her art begins to be seen, she is asked how she achieves the unusual effect in her “rouge” (reds). She replies that she prefers to keep that a secret.


This screening is a part of the Alliance française de Bangalore and Suchitra Film Society partnership.