The controversial director Bruno Dumont joins forces with the universally lauded Juliette Binoche to produce a searing and devastating cinematic experience in the true story of Camille Claudel 1915.
Troubled sculptress Camille Claudel (Juliette Binoche) has been confined to an asylum for two years following the collapse of her affair with fellow artist, Auguste Rodin. Isolated from the outside world, she pleads the case for her sanity with doctors. A visit from her pious brother Paul (Jean-Luc Vincent) seems to hold the hope for her release, but first he must be persuaded that she isn’t possessed by the devil.
Filmed in intimate close-up, Binoche delivers the definitive performance of her already extraordinary career, plummeting to emotional depths with fearless honesty.
Bruno Dumont’s film continues the tragic story begun in Bruno Nuytten’s 1988 Camille Claudel that starred Isabelle Adjani. A truly major work, Camille Claudel 1915 is a galvanising indictment of a period when society felt dangerously threatened by an outspoken and unconventional woman.