Monday, August 16, 2010
Seraphine and Genova
"Seraphine" is a beautiful portrayal of the artist's life as apoverty-stricken cleaner. The film depicts her unmoving passion for the outdoors, nature, her religion and paining. A truly remarkable woman. She was such an interesting character who saw the world in ways we can only imagine.
Yolande Moreau played the artist with such a poignant understanding of the character making you misunderstand and love her all at once.
The stories follows her on her journey from hardworking cleaner to wellpaid artist and downwards into her darker personality where she looses her grip on reality a little. If you haven't heard of this artist, her work is really quite intriuging and it's worth a Google.
Set in Genova, the locations are enough to make anyone pack up their bags and fly off to sexy, sultry Italia.
The emotions of the charcter sin this film are so raw and real that you're left feeling a bit shocked from some of the scenes, and there are some scenes where the tension is just too much for your little heart to bear.
I also think Willa Holland, who plays Kelly, the oldest daughter is absolutely beautiful.
I recommend both these films.