Camille Claudel 1915

  • Screening Dates: 15th May, 8 pm  //  22nd May, 6 pm
  • Starring: Juliette Binoche, Jean-Luc Vincent, Robert Leroy, Emmanuel Kauffman, Marion Keller, Armelle Leroy-Rolland
  • Directed by: Bruno Dumont ('Flanders', 'Twentynine Palms')
  • Running time: 95 minutes
  • Rating: (M) Adult themes
  • Language: French with English subtitles

Juliette Binoche is famed French sculptress Claudel, institutionalised in an asylum at the turn of the 20th century by her younger brother. Picking up Claudel’s story in the year 1915, the film uses personal correspondence and medical records to detail her experiences – focusing on Claudel’s attempts to win her freedom over the course of a three day period.

Initially excited about her brother’s pending visit to the mental asylum, Claudel grows more heated in one-on-ones with both her doctor and sibling as she fights to defend her sanity amidst a growing sense of panic and despair.