2017/Color/119 mins/France

Category Special Tribute
Director Jacques Doillon
Producer Kristina Larsen
Screenplay Jacques Doilon
Cinematography Christophe Beaucarne
Editor Frederic Fichefet
Music Philippe Sarde
Set Katia Wyszkop
Costume Pascaline Chavanne
Cast Vincent Lindon (Auguste Rodin), Izia Higelin (Camille Claudel), Severine Caneele (Rose Beuret), Bernard Verley (Victor Hug), Anders Danielsen Lie (Rainer Maria Rilke), Olivier Cadiot (Claude Monet)
Production Company Les Films du Lendemain, Artemis Productions
World Sales Wild Bunch
Festival/Awards Cannes 2017

Paris 1880, Auguste Rodin aged 40, finally receives his first state commission. He creates The Gates of Hell, composed of figurines some of which will become his most famous works: The Kiss and The Thinker. He shares his life with Rose, his lifelong partner, when he encounters the young Camille Claudel. His most gifted student, she quickly becomes his assistant, then his mistress. A decade of passion, mutual admiration and complicity ensues. Following their break up, Rodin continues to work relentlessly. He faces both the condemnation and enthusiasm provoked by the sensuality of his sculptures, and with his Balzac, rejected during his lifetime, creates the undeniable starting point of modern sculpture.

Jacques Doillon
Jacques Doillon is the French film director who comes from a humble background and became a filmmaker through a love of cinema that he nurtured in his youth. Since 1972, the year in which his first feature The Year 01 was released, he has directed more than thirty films. A remarkably humanistic writer/director has an uncanny knack for exploring human nature. Perhaps it was his penchant for directing documentaries. He moved into feature territory in the early '70s

Selected Filmography:
1983 L'Arbre
1981 The Prodigal Daughter
1978 The Crying Woman
1978 The Hussy
1975 A Bag of Marbles