Camille Claudel (film)
|Directed by||Bruno Nuytten|
|Produced by||Isabelle Adjani
|Written by||Bruno Nuytten
|Music by||Gabriel Yared
Claude Debussy (Non-original music)
|Edited by||Joëlle Hache
|Box office||$23.7 million|
Camille Claudel is a 1988 French film about the life of the 19th century female sculptor Camille Claudel. The movie was based on the book by Reine-Marie Paris, granddaughter of Camille's brother, the poet and diplomat Paul Claudel. It was directed by Bruno Nuytten, co-produced by Isabelle Adjani, and starred her and Gérard Depardieu. The film had a total of 2,717,136 admissions in France.  Adjani earned a nomination for Academy Award for Best Actress for her role, the second time in her career she was so honored and the first time a French actress was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar twice.
The film recounts the troubled life of French sculptor Camille Claudel and her long relationship with legendary sculptor Auguste Rodin. Beginning in the 1880s with a young Claudel's first meeting with Rodin, the film traces the development of their intense romantic bond. The growth of this relationship coincides with the rise of Claudel's career, helping her overcome prejudices against female artists. However, their romance soon sours, due to the increasing pressures of Rodin's fame and his love for another woman. These difficulties combine with her increasing doubts about the value of her work drive Claudel into an emotional tumult that threatens to become insanity.
- Isabelle Adjani as Camille Claudel
- Gérard Depardieu as Auguste Rodin
- Laurent Grévill as Paul Claudel
- Alain Cuny as Louis-Prosper Claudel
- Madeleine Robinson as Louise-Athanaïse Claudel
- Philippe Clévenot as Eugène Blot
- Katrine Boorman as Jessie Lipscomb
- Maxime Leroux as Claude Debussy
- Danièle Lebrun as Rose Beuret
- 1989 – nominated for two Academy Awards
- 1989 – received five César Awards, including the César Awards for Best Film and Best Actress
- 1989 – Isabelle Adjani received the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the 39th Berlin International Film Festival
- Camille Claudel 1915, 2013 film
- Rodin, 2017 film
- List of submissions to the 62nd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of French submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- Mental illness in films
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- "Berlinale: 1989 Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2011-03-10.
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