Yolande Moreau plays a late-blooming artist in the French film Seraphine, which is the first film of this year’s Summer Popcorn series in Lismore.
Yolande Moreau plays a late-blooming artist in the French film Seraphine, which is the first film of this year’s Summer Popcorn series in Lismore.

Tasty French popcorn

The Summer Popcorn film series is starting again for this year. This series screens films not easily found in mainstream cinemas. Each film throughout the Summer Popcorn season will screen twice weekly (Tuesdays and Sundays at 6pm) at the Star Court Theatre in Lismore during February and March.

The season kicks off in a big way next Tuesday, February 9 (and again on Sunday, February 14) with the French flick Seraphine.

This film was a hit last year in France. It was a surprise hit at the Ceasers (the French Academy Awards), winning Best Picture and Best Actress (Yolande Moreau).

The film tells the story of Seraphine Louis (aka Seraphine de Senlis) a simple and profoundly devout housekeeper who, in 1905 at age 41, began painting brilliantly colourful canvases. In 1912 Wilhelm Uhde, a German art critic and collector, discovered her paintings while she worked for him as a maid in his house outside Paris.

Then a relationship develops, and then… well, you’ll have to see the film. $10 gets you in.


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