Camille Claudel


France, 2013

A film by
Bruno Dumont



Winter, 1915. Confined by her family to an asylum in the South of France, where she will never sculpt again, Camille Claudel 1915 is the chronicle of the great artists reclusive life, as she waits for a visit from her brother, the poet Paul Claudel.


Born in 1864 in Aisne, Northern France, Camille Claudel was a sculptress, the older sister of the writer Paul Claudel, her junior by 4 years. She was first Auguste Rodin’s student, then his mistress for fifteen years, until she left him in 1895.


In 1913, following the death of her father, having spent ten years as a recluse in her studio in Paris, she was confined by her family, first to the mental hospital at the nearby Ville Evrard, then to an asylum at Montdevergues, in the Vaucluse. There is no evidence that she was suffering from any mental illness.


Camille Claudel 1915 originated from a voice message Juliette Binoche left for director Bruno Dumont expressing her desire to collaborate with him. Dumont was reading a book about Claudel at the time and quickly he began to imagine Juliette Binoche as Claudel. Playing Camille Claudel was a long held ambition of Juliette Binoche’s. Controversially Dumont choose to cast real psychiatric patients as the other patients in the movie.


Premièring at the 63rd Berlin Film Festival in 2013, Camille Claudel 1915 was an immediate success with critics. Juliette Binoche was nominated for a Prix Lumière for Best Actress for her role in Camille Claudel 1915.

Camille Claudel

Juliette Binoche

Paul Claudel

Jean-Luc Vincent

Le prêtre

Emmanuel Kauffman

Le médecin
HÉLÈNE Vincent

La mère
Robert Leroy

Jessica Errero

Marion Keller

Christiane Blum

Myriam Laloum

Florence Philippe

Christelle Petit


Armelle Leroy-Rolland

Nicole Faurite

Official Selection

Berlin Film Festival


Prix Lumière

Official Selection

London Film Festival

Nominee: BEST Film

Prix Louis Delluc

Camille Claudel 1915
Juliette Binoche: The Art of the Being
– Trailers –

French trailer with English subtitles


French trailer #2


UK trailer


Dutch trailer


Spanish trailer


French TV spot


Hong Kong trailer


Polish TV spot


– Posters –


– Stills –


– Select scene –

"Life in the asylum"


– From the archives –


Juliette Binoche and Bruno Dumont
talk about Camille Claudel 1915


2013 Berlin International Film Festival press conference


2013 Berlin International Film Festival red carpet


Juliette Binoche & Bruno Dumont
talk about Camille Claudel 1915 (FR)

– Soundtrack –
Camille Claudel 1915

"Magnificat" by Johann Sebastian Bach


– Documents –
Camille Claudel 1915
Camille Claudel 1915

Press kit
PDF - French

Press kit

PDF - Spanish

Camille Claudel 1915

Press kit
PDF - English

Camille Claudel 1915

Movie card
PDF - French


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