Movie: Camille Claudel
Starring: Isabelle Adjani, Gérard Depardieu
Directed by: Bruno Nuytten
available from Amazon.com
Synopsis: Camille Claudel is based on the true story of the tragic life of the female French sculptor who is best known for her association with the renown sculptor of the 19th century, Auguste Rodin. Exhibiting exceptional talent as a sculptor of marble and stone, Camille is hired by Rodin as an assistant and subsequently becomes romantically involved with him as well. The movie traces the difficulties Camille faces as her own career is constantly eclipsed by the more successful Rodin and several of her own creations are rejected by society as in appropriate for public display. Camille’s emotional stability spirals downward until she is finally committed to a mental asylum at the age of 49.
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