Oscar winner Juliette Binoche gives a "powerhouse performance" in this visually stunning portrait of a year in the life of Camille Claudel, the sculptor Auguste Rodin's infamous mistress. The French auteur Bruno Dumont, whose previous masterpieces include Flanders and Hors Satan, draws up a beautifully stark vision of a woman denied her art, confined by her family to an asylum in the South of France where she will never sculpt again. We follow Camille through her story as she struggles to adjust to life in the asylum and awaits a visit from her brother, the writer Paul Claudel. Binoche gives an excruciatingly honest performance, acting alongside real patients, in what is a must-see cornerstone of cinema history.
Juliette Binoche, Jean-Luc Vincent, Robert Leroy, Claire Peyrade, Emmanuel Kauffman, Myriam Allain, Florence Philippe, Eric Jacoulet, Régine Gayte, Armelle Leroy-Rolland, Nicole Faurite, Sandra Rivera, Marion Keller