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Primitivist painter and outsider Séraphine toils as a maidservant in 1914 in Senlis, France. She harbors a secret passion for painting in the evenings, one that is discovered by German art collector Wilhelm Uhde. Taken by her enormous talent, Uhde becomes determined to bring her art to the world.
In a time when artist biopics have become homogenized, Séraphine is a heart-warming portrait of an artist and her unlikely scale to fame. Showing rather than telling, this venturous drama stands as a sincere ode to the fragile, yet transformative power of self-expression.