Camille Claudel (film)
|Directed by||Bruno Nuytten|
|Music by||Gabriel Yared|
|Box office||$23.7 million|
Camille Claudel is a 1988 French biographical drama film about the life of 19th-century sculptor Camille Claudel. The film 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 was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role, the second in her career.
The film recounts the troubled life of French sculptor Camille Claudel and her long relationship with the sculptor Auguste Rodin. Beginning in the 1880s, with the 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 and 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
- François Berléand as Doctor Michaux
- 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
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- List of French submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- Mental illness in films
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