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by Bruno Dumont


In the cold light of winter, 1915 Camille Claudel bends down once again to pick up a stone and examine it. It’s almost as if we are watching a sculptor at work: in her mind she appears to be transforming this simple piece of rock into something new. But then she drops the stone, never to create her art again. This woman’s obsession with the idea that she is being persecuted by those who envy her – as well as by her former lover, Auguste Rodin – has prompted her family to commit her to a psychiatric clinic in the south of France. The film chronicles her endless vigil, hoping to find understanding and recognition as an artist, but also to receive a visit from her beloved brother, the writer Paul Claudel.

original title: Camille Claudel 1915
country: France
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Bruno Dumont
film run: 95'
release date: FR 13/03/2012, PT 20/06/2013, SK 31/10/2013, CZ 05/12/2013, EE 06/12/2013, BE 22/01/2014, GR 10/04/2014, PL 25/04/2014
screenplay: Bruno Dumont
cast: Juliette Binoche, Jean-Luc Vincent
cinematography by: Guillaume Deffontaines
film editing: Bruno Dumont, Basile Belkhiri
art director: Riton Dupire-Clément
costumes designer: Alexandra Charles, Brigitte Massay-Sersour
producer: Muriel Merlin, Jean Bréhat
co-producer: Véronique Cayla
production: 3B Productions, ARTE France
distributor: ARP Sélection, Leopardo Filmes, Contact Film Cinematheek, Film Europe, Film Europe s.r.o.


main awards/selection

Berlinale 2013 In competition
Sydney Film Festival 2013 
Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2013 
Brussels Film Festival 2013 
New Horizons Film Festival 2013 
Two Riversides Film and Art Festival 2013 
New Zealand International Film Festival 2013 
Montréal Festival des Films du Monde 2013 
Film by the Sea Film Festival 2013 
New York City, New York 2013 
Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2013 
Seville European Film Festival 2013 

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