"Acclaimed director Bruno Dumont (Hors Satan, The Life fF Jesus) teams up with the incomparable Juliette Binoche to explore three days in the life of troubled sculptor Camille Claudel. In 1913 Claudel was sent by her family to a mental institution, where she remained until her death 30 years later.
As much a film about the personal, philosophical and religious struggles of her brother, the poet Paul Claudel (Vincent) – who had it in his power to release her – as it is a sensitive study of a tragically misunderstood and mistreated artist, Camille Claudel 1915 is a beautifully poised, elegant and superbly performed film about madness and the creative spirit in confinement."
For those of us who have personal experience of variable mental health, I suspect this will be a hard film to watch. Meet in the bar from 6 and afterwards to the Dorset for a chat and a drink to drown our sorrows.