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Camille Claudel 1915


Camille Claudel 1915

IFF Berlin 2013 - Official selection, nomination for Gilden Berlin Bear Award
France 2013 15+ 95min.
  • 10-31-2013
  • Biography
  • Drama

Freely adapted from the works and letters of Paul Claudel, the letters of Camille Claudel and medical records.

Born in 1864 in Aisne, Northern France, Camille Claudel is a sculptress, the older sister of the writer Paul Claudel, her junior by 4 years. She is first Auguste Rodin’s student, then his mistress for fifteen years, until she leaves him in 1895. In 1913, following the death of her father, having spent ten years as a recluse in her studio on the quai Bourbon in Paris, she is confined by her family, first to the mental hospital at Ville Evrard near Paris, then to an asylum at Montdevergues, in the Vaucluse.

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