Yolande Moreau

Yolande Moreau's portrayal of the French painter Sraphine de Senlis straddled the line between art and madness, much like the way she brilliantly made a career as a performer who was not afraid to push boundaries. The ... Read more »
Born: 02/26/1953

Filmography

Actor (39)

Body to Body 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Das Große Heft 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ablations 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

In the House 2013 (Movie)

Les jumelles Rosalie et Eugénie (Actor)

Camille Redouble 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Cendrillon au Far West 2012 (Movie)

Felicity (Voice)

Le grand soir 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Mammuth 2011 (Movie)

Catherine (Actor)

Mia and the Migoo 2011 (Movie)

Voice (Actor)

Ou Va La Nuit 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

La meute 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Micmacs 2010 (Movie)

Mama Chow (Actor)

Incognito 2009 (Movie)

Ms Champenard (Actor)

Seraphine 2009 (Movie)

Seraphine de Senlis (Actor)

Louise-Michel 2008 (Movie)

Louise (Actor)

Musee haut, musee bas 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Last Mistress 2008 (Movie)

The Comtesse d'Artelles (Actor)

Bienvenue chez le Rozes 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Last Investigation 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Paris, I Love You 2007 (Movie)

("Tour Eiffel") (Actor)

Enfermes Dehors 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Je M'appelle Elisabeth 2006 (Movie)

Rose (Actor)

When the Sea Rises 2006 (Movie)

Irene (Actor)

Le Couperet 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Un Onesto trafficante 2004 (Movie)

(Actor)

Step By Step 2003 (Movie)

(Actor)

Amélie 2001 (Movie)

Madeleine Wallace--Concierge (Actor)

Le Lait de la tendresse humaine 2001 (Movie)

Babette (Actor)

Sa mere, la pute 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

Merci Mon Chien 1999 (Movie)

(Actor)

Full Moon 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Everything Must Go 1997 (Movie)

Irene Millard (Actor)

Le Palais de la sante 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Un Air Si Pur 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Horseman on the Roof 1996 (Movie)

Mrs Rigoard (Actor)

Les Trois Freres 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Germinal 1993 (Movie)

La Levaque (Actor)

Vagabond 1986 (Movie)

Yolande -- the Maid (Actor)
Director (2)

Henri 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

When the Sea Rises 2006 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

When the Sea Rises 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Yolande Moreau's portrayal of the French painter Séraphine de Senlis straddled the line between art and madness, much like the way she brilliantly made a career as a performer who was not afraid to push boundaries. The classically trained actress-comic-film director began her career with a bang, staging a very successful one-woman show titled "A Dirty Business of Sex and Crime" (1982) all across the globe. Moreau gained critical acclaim for the poignant romance "Quand la mer monte" ("When the Sea Rises") (2004) as a middle-aged stage actress whose world falls apart after falling in love with a younger man. But it was Moreau's turn as the eccentric, manic and brilliant artist in the biopic "Séraphine" (2008) that made her an international phenomenon. Moreau's Séraphine was a large, ungainly cleaning lady who secretly painted still life portraits of flowers, fruits and fields with a creative urge that was, at times, spiritual as well as sensual. Because the artist barely spoke, Moreau conveyed her emotions through her soulful eyes, in the pained way her body hunched over as she scrubbed floors, and with her plain face registering unbridled happiness as she pressed pigments onto canvas. Many deemed her enigmatic performance in "Séraphine" as a true work of art and a real testament to Moreau's inexplicable talent and passion for acting.

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