Camille Claudel 1915
About the Film
About the Director
Academy Award® winner Juliette Binoche stars as the troubled French sculptor Camille Claudel, confined to a mental institution after her doomed love affair with painter Auguste Rodin. This immersive, austere film follows the ill-fated artist over the course of a week, early in her incarceration at the Avignon asylum where she will live for the rest of her life. Director Bruno Dumont and Binoche, in a career-topping performance, channel Claudel with heartbreaking clarity, detailing her struggle to maintain her intelligence and dignity amid grueling conditions and her gnawing paranoia.
Born March 1958, Bruno Dumont taught philosophy before dedicating himself to cinema. His other credits include OUTSIDE SATAN ('11), HADEWIJCH ('09), FLANDERS ('06), TWENTYNINE PALMS ('03), L'HUMANITÉ ('99), and LIFE OF JESUS ('97).
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