|Mon 21st July||7.45pm|
Dir: Bruno Dumont | France | 2014 | 95 mins | French w/Eng ST
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Jean-Luc Vincent, Emmanuel Kauffman, Marion Keller
Juliette Binoche is mesmerising as celebrated French artist and sculptor Camille Claudel in this study of her tragic later years by Bruno Dumont (Hadewijch). Near the end of her career and after a defining affair with sculptor Auguste Rodin, Camille Claudel is seemingly losing her mind; she’s convinced there’s a plot to poison her and that Rodin is involved. Consigned to an asylum by her brother poet Paul Claudel, she lives amongst the truly afflicted while trying to convince her doctor she’s not one of them, and longs to secure her freedom. A stark, yet compassionate study of psychic suffering from the uncompromising Dumont.
“A film of stark, sober rewards, and possibly Dumont’s finest […] extraordinary” Jonathan Romney, Film Comment
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