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Warren Spratley's rating of the film Camille Claudel 1915

*** 1/2 Dumont resorts to really confident uses of tableaux staging, creating an arena of deep space through which we can really FEEL Camille's relationship to her milieu. Almost Tatiesque at times. The sounds are so precise, suggestive, percussive. A nice touch: Paul's sermon leads to a shot of the cathedral, a monument of his own rigid viewpoint. Some of the natural light stuff is too fussy; Dumont's asceticism...