Camille Claudel 1915
Drama / Foreign Language
Director: Bruno Dumont
Running time: 95 mins Released: 20th June 2014
About Camille Claudel 1915
The director of Hadewijch and Hors Satan presents another mesmerising portrait of a conflicted individual on the edge of society. French national treasure Juliette Binoche is suitably intense as the titular Camille, a student and mistress of famous sculptor Auguste Rodin, and sister of the Christian poet Paul Claudel. Camille's artistic promise and bohemian attitude clashed with the ideals of her family and the restrained attitudes of the time, and in 1915 she was confined to a remote mental asylum run by the Church. Outwardly, the beautiful Camille appears more 'normal' than her fellow inmates (who are played by people with real physical deformities and learning difficulties), but she is wildly paranoid about Rodin's treatment of her and prone to violent outbursts.