Camille Claudel 1915 (2013)

2013 | France | Bruno Dumont | ★★★★

Bruno Dumont's crushingly sad Camille Claudel 1915 is a boldly cast, exquisitely crafted historical drama, notable for its impeccable sets and costumes, the delicately naturalistic photography of Guillaume Deffontaines, and, in particular, the remarkable performance of the ever wonderful Juliette Binoche.


"Bruno Dumont directs this biographical drama about the French sculptor Camille Claudel, who is here portrayed by Juliette Binoche. The film focuses on Camille's time spent in an asylum after she is sent there by her brother, the poet Paul Claudel (Jean-Luc Vincent), who questions his sister's sanity when she destroys some of her own works. She lives a reclusive life trying to prove to her doctor that she is mentally stable while waiting in hope that her brother will visit and consent to her discharge from the institution." Soda Pictures