• Rodin (2018)

Rodin

Release Date: June 1st, 2018

NR |1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary

At 40 years of age, Rodin at last receives his first public commission and creates his famous unfinished portal The Gates of Hell, a sculptural group work composed of many figures (some of these, such as Le Baiser and Le Penseur, will become his most famous pieces). It is at this time that he meets young Camille Claudel, his most talented student. She entices him with her youth, sensuality and artistic prowess. After ten years of passion, mutual admiration and complicity followed by a break up, Rodin relentlessly pursues his work. He has to cope with as much rejection as enthusiasm provoked by the sensuality of his sculptures.

Cast: Izïa Higelin , Anders Danielsen Lie , Vincent Lindon , Séverine Caneele , Bernard Verley , Arthur Nauzyciel , Olivier Cadiot

Director: Jacques Doillon

Genres: Biography , Drama , Romance

Production Co: Artémis Productions,Wild Bunch,France 3 Cinéma,Cohen Media Group,Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF),Ciné+,Canal+,Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC)

Distributors: Cohen Media Group

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Allan HunterScreen International

    There is never any doubting Doillon’s sincerity or artistry but his film is overly cerebral, unfolding in a series of encounters that fade to black and never build a dramatic momentum. show more

  • 30
    Jordan MintzerThe Hollywood Reporter

    For a film meant to champion the powers of three-dimensional art, Rodin winds up being awfully flat. show more

  • 88
    Nick AllenRogerEbert.com

    Rodin is no plain biopic, and it certainly doesn’t require knowledge of his work to get hooked on the film. It’s in fact best when it does away with historical details and feels like a film about an artist and their art form, who just happened to exist. show more

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