Music Box Films has acquired all US rights to Martin Provost's biographical drama Seraphine starring Yolande Moreau and Ulrich Tukur.

Seraphine recounts the tale of the gifted self-taught French painter Seraphine Louis who lived from 1864-1942 and rose to prominence between the wars but eventually descended into madness and obscurity with the onset of the Great Depression.

Music Box partner Edward Arentz brokered the deal with Yohann Comte for Roissy Films and plans to release the film this summer.

The film has drawn more than 500,000 admissions in France and sold to several international buyers including Metrodome in the UK, Rialto in Australia, Seville in Canada, Arsenal in Germany, Golem in Spain, Folkets Bio in Sweden, Xenix in Switzerland, Cineart in Benelux and Filmtrade in Greece.