Camille Claudel

France, 1988

Film
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Artistic genius and the descent into madness are at the centre of this stunning drama about Camille Claudel. An independent woman, she ventured into the male dominated sphere of sculpture in the 1880’s and left an indelible mark on the genre. After achieving an apprenticeship to renowned sculptor, Auguste Rodin (24 years older than she), and reaching a level of intimacy with him, she longs for more. His refusal initiates a decline in their relationship and her sanity. Based upon the biography of Camille Claudel by Rein-Marie Paris, great niece of Camille, this hauntingly dark and brooding film will sweep its audience along the raging torrent that was Camille Claudel’s life. Stars Gerard Depardieu and Isabelle Adjani. English subtitles with French dialogue.

Credits

director

Bruno Nuytten

production company

Premium Films

Language

French

Duration

02:37:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38256

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Crafts & Visual Arts → Claudel, Camille, 1864-1943

Crafts & Visual Arts → Rodin, Auguste, 1840-1917

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - France

Foreign language films

People → Claudel, Camille, 1864-1943

People → Rodin, Auguste, 1840-1917

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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