Free

SCREENING: Séraphine

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

La Maison Française

Embassy of France

4101 Reservoir Rd., NW

Washington, 20007

View Map

Event description
Tuesday, February 11 at 7:00 P.M.

About this Event

at La Maison Française - Embassy of France

4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC

FREE ADMISSION

SECURITY RULES: Each person attending the event must have a ticket registered in their name and a government-issued ID that matches the name on the reservation in order to enter the Embassy.

No need to print your ticket, but no one will be admitted without reservation and proper ID.

Due to strict security measures, please arrive on time, doors will be closed at 7 p.m. sharp. Please allow extra time for security screening.

Limited street parking available on Reservoir Road. We encourage you to use taxi, ridesharing or public transportation.

Séraphine by Martin Provost

2008 | France & Belgium | 125 min

As part of the film series Vies d’Artistes, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy presents a screening of the film Séraphine.

Winner of the 2009 César Award for Best Film, Séraphine dips in and out in the chaotic life of the little-known yet incredibly brilliant French painter, Séraphine Louis (1864 to 1942), who is masterfully interpreted by Yolande Moreau.

As a middle-aged housekeeper, Séraphine has an outstanding talent for painting. She channels her passion for nature through arts, and meets a noted German art critic who is eager to promote her works. This ephemeral meeting, immediately complicated by the war, allows the artist to escape eternal anonymity.

As the film progresses, the imperfect exchange between artist and critic unveils the intensity of emotions and ideas that painting can evoke.

Following drama and tragedy, Séraphine dives into emotional isolation in the wake of the Great Depression despite her new material success.

In French with English subtitles.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

La Maison Française

Embassy of France

4101 Reservoir Rd., NW

Washington, 20007

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved