Camille awaits a visit from her brother after her family commits her to an asylum in the South of France in the winter of 1915.
Freely adapted from the works and letters of Paul Claudel, the letters of Camille Claudel and medical records. Born in 1864 in Aisne, Northern France, Camille Claudel is a sculptress, the older sister of the writer Paul Claudel, her junior by 4 years. She is first Auguste Rodin’s student, then his mistress for fifteen years, until she leaves him in 1895. In 1913, following the death of her father, having spent ten years as a recluse in her studio on the quai Bourbon in Paris, she is confined by her family, first to the mental hospital at Ville Evrard near Paris, then to an asylum at Montdevergues, in the Vaucluse.