The story of a famous fashion model who, unable to cope with the fantasies and pressures her beauty induces in others, disappears. The film is a profile of her emotional life and contrasts the fantasies she creates in other people's minds with the strains of her real emotional life as revealed in her diaries.
SERAPHITA’S DIARY is an extension of Wiseman’s nonfiction preoccupation, a one-woman show in which the highfashion model Seraphita (Apollonia Van Ravenstein) muses over her private life, public career, and the significance of her life. Filmmaker Wiseman watches Seraphita with the emotional detachment that is the main thread of his previous work.
–Deac Rossell, Boston Magazine
…a visual feast with some of the most amazing costumes seen on the screen (mostly from the private collections of Alberta Wright of Jerzebel and Glorgio Di Sant’Angelo) and clearly one of the most original fiction debut films in a very long time
–Ken Wlaschin, London Film Festival Programme