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Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements


2017, Jacques Doillon, France/Belgium/USA, 119 min. With Vincent Lindon, Izïa Higelin.

Show Times

  • Fri, Jun 15th 3:45pm
  • Fri, Jun 15th 6:15pm
  • Sat, Jun 16th 7:45pm
  • Sun, Jun 17th 3:30pm
  • Mon, Jun 18th 7:30pm
  • Tue, Jun 19th 6:00pm
  • Wed, Jun 20th 7:30pm
  • Thu, Jun 21st 6:00pm
Chicago premiere!

"Provides insight into the great artist's working methods, with the production design team convincingly recreating some of his most famous pieces." - Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter

"French cinema's crowded gallery of artist biopics has a serious-minded new addition…grapples with the ideas and themes that made Rodin such a radical force in sculpture." - Allan Hunter, Screen Daily

Actor Vincent Lindon (Best Actor in Cannes for MEASURE OF A MAN) brings gravelly-voiced gravity and impressive physical veracity to the role of Auguste Rodin, in a film that focuses on the artist's conflicted long-term amorous relationship with promising protégé Camille Claudel (Higelin). Over the seven lean and controversy-fraught years surrounding the creation of his sculpture of the writer Balzac, Rodin dallies with the spirited Claudel openly, relegating his lumpish peasant wife (Severine Caneele of Bruno Dumont's HUMANITÉ) to the role of servant. He finds passion waning when his unhappy mistress increasingly demands recognition of her own talent. Director Doillon (PONETTE, RAJA), who has often depicted illicit or inappropriate liaisons, atypically gives love second place, and saves the greater sensuality for a meticulous recreation of Rodin's studio and works in progress. Note: Contains nudity and sexual activity. In French with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

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