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Camille Claudel 1915
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CAMILLE CLAUDEL 1915

Directed by Bruno Dumont
France, 2013
Drama

Synopsis

In 1913 Camille Claudel was sent by her family to a psychiatric clinic. The film explores three days in the troubled sculptor’s life and chronicles her endless vigil, hoping to find understanding and recognition as an artist, but also to receive a visit from her beloved brother, writer Paul Claudel.

Synopsis

In 1913 Camille Claudel was sent by her family to a psychiatric clinic. The film explores three days in the troubled sculptor’s life and chronicles her endless vigil, hoping to find understanding and recognition as an artist, but also to receive a visit from her beloved brother, writer Paul Claudel.

Our take

Before shocking us all with an unexpected skill for comedy, Dumont was admired for his radically bleak explorations of human tragedy, like this stark, absorbing portrait of a tortured artist with a mesmeric Juliette Binoche.